HOMEFRONT DOGS

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HOMEFRONT DOGS

The Homefront Dogs is a special Gabby Jack Ranch program offered to show appreciation for the sacrifices of our returning military men and women. Service dogs are instrumental in easing the veteran back into civilian life, mitigating their suffering from physical and psychological disabilities, often resulting from their service. Puppies are matched to and placed with returning US veterans; the veteran then attends weekly training classes to teach his/her puppy the skills necessary to become a certified public access service dog. This training enables the veteran to enjoy more time as a civilian as he/she relies on the service dog to help navigate through difficult situations.

Homefront Dogs is the official, registered, trade name for Canine Service Connection and Gabby Jack Ranch’s special program for veterans; no other person or entity is licensed or authorized to use the name or to replicate our service dog placement/training program; Homefront Dogs is an approved 501 (c) (3) non-profit program.

Veterans who want to train their own dogs are welcome to apply for the service dog training classes; they must attend the initial Orientation with their dog and, upon successful dog evaluation, they are scheduled to begin classes.

We do not offer fully trained service dogs.

Homefront Dogs relies on generous donations and outside funding. We are only able to offer a puppy and training to veterans when funding permits. If we do not have sufficient funding at the time of application, we will conduct the interview and place the approved veteran on a wait list for funding to support his or her service dog program. The full price to take your puppy through training and certification is $5000.00, we encourage businesses and organizations to sponsor a service dog team by donating this full amount. Any donation is appreciated and all donations are appreciated; they are applied to scholarships that benefit our service men or women as they pursue their independence through service dog training.

Gabby Jack Ranch will help approved veterans with fundraising events within their communities, families, employers, etc. If you wish to begin your service dog program and do not have the full price, we do accept payments.

Our program focus is on PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), depression and other psychological disabilities. Often these psychological disabilities are compounded by certain physical issues such as poor balance, dizziness, hearing loss, loss of coordination, etc. We offer service dog training individually focused on all of the components of the client’s condition. The service dog placement and training program is available to any U.S. Combat Veteran who has been diagnosed with PTSD, no matter how long the veteran has been home.

For an application please submit the contact form (in the main menu above) and one will be sent to you. Because we need to know what your requirements are for a service dog and training, we require that you submit an application before we are able to answer your questions about available puppies and timelines. You may contact us at info@gabbyjackranch.org and request applications for yourself or a loved one.

Some restrictions apply. Participants will be required to provide us with data and to help us assess and track the joy and benefits of owning a Service Dog.

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