Painted Paws for Veterans is dedicated to promoting canine companion ownership for veterans and their family members, especially those suffering from PTSD, in order to provide emotional support and a way to reconnect to life, both during and after military service.

Our primary mission is to assist veterans and their families in the adoption of canine companions by matching veterans with dogs surrendered to rescues and animal shelters, and providing a visitation environment in which the veteran will feel safe.

Our objectives are to achieve continued life for the dogs, encourage emotional growth and self-expression for the veteran or family member, and promote education of veteran emotional issues, and how canine ownership can assist through the unconditional love of a companion animal.