Meeting the veteran who received the service dog we raised gave my husband and I a clearer perspective on what VMF is all about. He tearfully thanked us, letting us know how much this meant to him and his family. I couldn’t have been more proud.

Dana
Puppy Raiser

As a military retiree, what I miss most about the Army is being in a position to change lives. Being a soldier wasn’t just what I did; it was who I was. So when we started Finn’s transition training earlier this month, as hard as it was to let this wonderful dog move on, seeing Finn connect with veteran Bob made clear Finn’s greater purpose in life.

Meg
Puppy Raiser

I love everything about puppy raising for VMF! I love discovering who a puppy is and building on his strengths. I love the challenge of helping a puppy overcome his weaknesses. I love the camaraderie among the raisers and trainers. I love going to events and talking to people about the work VMF does. I especially love seeing that our service dogs (‘my’ service dogs) are changing the lives of their veterans!

Donna
Puppy Raiser