Why we care
Everyday our troops rely on our K-9 friends for protection. There were many times our bomb-sniffing canines saved our lives as we went about our duties. As veterans who love animals and appreciate them as former comrades-in-arms, we passionately believe when our canines retire from their commissions they should be able to live out the rest of their days in peace with caring friends -- just like we hope to do.
The need for Rescue
The MWD School at Lackland Air Force Base has a wonderful program to help as many of these dogs as possible be adopted out to loving homes -- sometimes even with their former handlers. Many law local enforcement agencies make every effort to do the same for their K-9 partners.
Nevertheless, many military and law enforcement K-9’s are unable to be placed for adoption due to their attack training, field experiences, or injuries suffered in the line of duty (including the same PTSD that afflicts many of our fellow human veterans). These canine veterans need to be rescued or they are put down. This is the Save-A-Vet mission -- to rescue these "other forgotten soldiers."
Our Rescue Program
Saveavet takes Military & Law Enforcement working dogs deemed unsuitable for adoption by their agencies for a number of reasons including health, training and work history. We then place them on secured facilities owned by Saveavet throughout the country and hire disabled veterans that meet our special criteria to live with and care for these other forgotten soldiers. We DO NOT take any animals from civilians. All Saveavet dogs come directly from agencies ONLY.
Saveavet is constantly building and expanding to help more 2-legged and 4-legged veterans.
Since we are 100% volunteer with no government funding this takes time and volunteers. If you are interested in helping with current projects, please feel free to contact us.
Currently we are in need of people in the building trades in our current project located in Peru, Indiana, where we are building a 14,000 square foot property that will house up to 21 disabled veterans and 25 retired K9's. Mutual healing between 2-legged and 4-legged veterans.