Homeless To Heroes

Homeless To Heroes

 

ServiceDogThe fetch Foundation's Homeless To Heroes program networks with rescues, shelters, veteran agencies, and other non-profits to place homeless dogs in working situations appropriate to their abilities. Many of the dogs in this program have come from difficult beginnings and might otherwise be euthanized. With proper evaluation and training, they become an integral part of important missions in search and rescue, service, and therapy.

 

Service Program: The objective of our Service Program is to identify, train, and provide high-quality service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. A successful service dog possesses the ability to be affectionate, calm, friendly, unsuspicious, trainable, and capable of seeking out and doing the same job day after day. With the help of a wide network of organizations including Soldiers Best Friends, we evaluate dogs for this program and place them in a loving home with a military veteran who will, as part of the healing process, attend classes and train their new forever friend.

 

SearchDogSearch Program: The mission of our Search Program is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing, recruiting, and partnering dogs with firefighters and other first responders to find people in distress in the wreckage of disasters. The dogs and their handlers are certified in disaster, wilderness, and urban searches.  Requirements for a successful search and rescue (SAR) dog includes trainability, agility, endurance, and the ability to get along with other dogs and people. A search dog is a valued member of his handler's family, and he regards people as his friends. SAR dogs are usually the larger working and sporting breeds of dogs. The fetch Foundation is pleased to work with Coconino County K9 Search & Rescue, Yavapai County K9 Search & Rescue, and the Arizona Task Force 1 FEMA.

 

TherapyDogPic WhiteTherapy Program: The goal of our Therapy Program is to identify and provide canine candidates and connect them with humans, engaging both in the process of treatment and/or recovery. It has long been recognized that contact with a therapy dog helps a patient's physical, mental, emotional and social state. Therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but all have a sweet temperament. Therapy dogs must be friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and calm as their primary job includes visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes. The therapy dogs in our network love to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike.

 

 

The fetch Foundation Crisis Response Team: The fetch Foundation is currently organizing its own Crisis Response Team (FCRT) made up of dedicated volunteers trained to assist firefighters, police officers and the citizens of the Phoenix area during 911 calls. This team will specialize in being compassionate and professional during a time of need to those experiencing a crisis. Our main job will be to provide immediate crisis intervention and referrals to victims, families and witnesses after a traumatic event, as well as to guide citizens in the right direction during and after the event. 

 

Together we are changing lives.  Won't you help us help others?  Click here to sponsor one of our many heroes!

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paw.donate-redThe fetch Foundation is a 501(C)3 tax exempt non-profit corporation. Your contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax ID number is available upon request.

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