Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. (www.vetsfwd.org) is proud to operate a program specifically designed to provide veterans with skilled therapy and service dogs. Our ever-expanding network of trained "comfort" and "therapy" dogs is certified by Delta Society® Pet Partners® and Therapy Dogs, Inc. ® standards to provide animal-assisted activity/therapy to individual veterans and their families as well as provide service/support at major military treatment facilities and hospitals.
Our Mission: Provide service dogs to veterans with physical and mental health challenges.
Our Vision: Be the premier, national, not-for-profit organization for veterans seeking and receiving assistance/service or skilled companion dogs at no cost to the veterans. Be the most effective and trusted resource to provide canine therapy for veterans. Optimize veterans' employment in distributing service dogs to veterans to meet growing demands. Make a meaningful difference in the lives of our veterans and increase their safety and independence within their environment.
a. Assist at least 10 percent of our nation's veterans and their families in need of assistance dogs to move forward with their lives — with greater comfort, access and interaction within the community.
b. Offer employment opportunities for veterans and partnerships with Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB’s) to leverage the talents, skills, dedication and commitment of veterans to support fellow veterans in all aspects of our operations.
c. Create a more dynamic impact within the veteran community through the participation in and expansion of a coalition of organizations providing service dogs.