Congratulations to RJ Lacelle, a Marine veteran from Michigan who served with Dane, for receiving the first puppy donation from the Cpl Dane Freedman PTSD Service Dog Fund. We know June will bring you lots of love and affection! RJ received June on April 8, 2014.
Mike met his new puppy, Sarge on May 1st, 2014. It was love at first sight, this puppy brought a smile and tears at the same time to retired Army Sgt. Mike Zink. Mike served our country with honor and pride and it is the least we can do to "give back" with this gift of a puppy. Mike will be working with Kathy Gesford, Animal Assisted Therapy Program with the American Red Cross, in training Sarge as his service dog. Good luck Mike and Sarge as we follow your progress!
This page shows some of the dogs we have donated and delivered through Dane's Dogs for Vets. Huge thank you to our breeder, Kay Dale at Poje German Shepherds for making all of these matches possible. Thank you again to all who have made a donation.
There is a public group on Facebook that has been made for the dogs that have been donated in Dane's honor from Kay. Click the link below to go to the group and watch as the puppies grow and help their handlers each and every day.
Marine veteran Devin Newton from Nashville, TN took home his new puppy Miles on June 15th. We are so happy for you and can't wait to watch him grow and see all the happiness that he will bring you.
Marine veteran Karl Moore from Maine took home his new companion Sadie on October 31st. He has mutiple medical issues that warrants him disabled following his 8 years of service to our country. We are so happy for him and can't wait to watch her grow and see all the happiness and healing that she will bring you.
Clay Austill is a veteran from Little Rock, Arkansas that connected with our breeder Kay Dale in hopes of recieving a dog to help him cope with his PTSD. We are so happy to watch these two grow as a pair and learn how to go through life together.
Amanda O'Brien is a Marine Corps veteran who served proudly for her country. She was the recipient of Cooper, a German Shepherd puppy in May 2015. On December 20, 2015, Cooper along with Amanda successfully completed the advanced obedience training course at their local training facility. Keep up the great work!!
Mike & his dog, Sarge
Steven Feldman is a USMC veteran that was stationed with Dane at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay from 2007-2011. He now resides in Ixonia, Wisconsin and received Letty on July 10th, 2016. Thank you for your service, Steven!
Gabby is an Army veteran who was the recipient of a puppy on July 7th, 2016 who she named Maximus. Thank you for your service, Gabby!