shelter to service dog

Through the efforts of Furry Friends Shelter to Service Program our wounded Veterans and Gold/Blue Star families are matched with a companion animal/emotional support dog through our Hero Dog program. Our Hero Dogs, once adopted, are supported with multiple in-depth follow-up training sessions. These sessions help to build a bond between dog and handler and also ensure that each Hero Dog is well-trained. Our dedicated volunteers and professional trainers work alongside deserving Veterans/Gold /Blue Star families to develop lasting and meaningful bonds.

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🐾 Join Our Shelter to Service Dog Foster Program 🐶

🌟 Are you ready to make a lasting impact on a deserving pup’s life? 🌟

At Furry Friends, we are on a mission to provide well-trained companion dogs to Gold Star Families who have sacrificed so much for our country. But we need YOUR help to make this dream a reality!

🐾 Become a Foster Parent and Make a Difference!

🏠 Foster a loving companion dog in your home.
📚 Attend weekly training classes to help your furry friend learn essential skills.
💪 Devote just 30 minutes a day to training sessions and reinforce good habits.
📋 Report back on progress, challenges, and successes – your input matters!

🌟 The Rewards of Fostering:

🐕‍🦺 Train a dog that will bring comfort and joy to a Gold Star Family.
🏆 Witness your foster dog’s growth and transformation.
📢 Join a community of like-minded dog enthusiasts and trainers.
🌍 Help us reach Gold Star Families outside of our area by training dogs remotely.

🗓️ When: Start ASAP – Help us prepare our dogs for their forever homes.
📍 Where: Must live close enough to attend weekly training classes at 100 Capital St.

Your commitment as a foster parent will not only change the life of a deserving dog but also bring hope and happiness to a Gold Star Family in need. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Ready to be a part of something bigger?  Contact us at to join our Shelter to Service Dog Foster Program today! Let’s work together to create a brighter future for both dogs and Gold Star Families. 💛🐶