PAWSITIVE FOR HEROES

Pawsitive for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) organization. The program will pay for service dog training as a result of the help we get from our sponsors. The dogs and their owners go through various courses together, properly preparing the dogs to serve those who’ve served.

About Pawsitive For Heroes

WNY Heroes launched a program called “Pawsitive for Heroes” in 2014.  The program will pay for service dog training as a result of the help we get from our sponsors. The dogs and their handlers  go through various courses together, properly preparing the dogs to serve those who’ve served.

A service dog can go anywhere his owner goes but you’re not supposed to approach them, call them by name, or even bend down and pet them. “A service dog is meant for a single individual’s need or purpose,” Kreiger explained. “The dog can’t be touched by everybody and anybody. The dog has to listen directly to the handler. It can only be touched by the handler. So there’s a huge difference between therapy dog and service dog. When they put their vests on, a service dog is working. It’s all business. When the vest comes off, they go right back to being normal house dogs.”

If you know someone that could benefit from Pawsitive for Heroes, fill out an application

Western New York Application

Pennsylvania Application