We want to be part of the solution. No one should ever feel like they are alone. By providing a service animal to a service member we hope to do our part in contributing to aid against veteran suicide.
"Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” –George Eliot
Here at Legacy Danes we are launching Danes on Duty to provide a military service member with a Great Dane puppy. This pet services program is for both veterans and active duty service members who have a need for a support animal. Availability will depend on when we have litters on the ground and how many qualified candidates we currently have processed. Once approved we hope to provide the service member with not only a puppy but all the necessary accessories needed for welcoming a new puppy into their life.
This program is geared specifically towards those individuals who have a physical or mental need for a support dog. Some documentation may be requested during the application process. We want to encourage conversation about veteran suicide and mental health. Let us know if you or someone you know could benefit from having a constant companion.
As this program matures we would like to have other availability options. However, as of right now we are aiming to serve those who have previously served in any branch of the United States military. This does not include immediate or extended family.
Whether you are inquiring for yourself or on behalf of someone else you would like to nominate, contact us today! We also know of similar military support programs in existence and if we cannot meet your need we would love to refer you to other sources.
There are several ways that you can help support this program. 100% of the funds raised during our veteran/active duty searches will go directly to the soldier and their dog. We would like to make this transition as seamless as possible for the recipient and we can only do that with your help!
Please send us an email for updated information on current needs and how they can be filled. Examples are PayPal donations (to cover shipping, training, and miscellaneous transportation needs), Chewy.com gift cards, leashes, collars, toys, food bowls, etc. Pretty much everything you would need when welcoming a new puppy into your home!