Hero Labradors Service Dogs kickoff

$4,825 of $25k goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Hero Labradors  DECATUR, TX



Hero Labradors was founded by a disabled veteran and service dog owner who recognized a need in the pipeline for service dogs that wasn't being met:  there are few (if any) breeders that are selecting for the qualities that make a good service dog.  This often leaves training programs looking for sources of dogs of the caliber required to perform service tasks, and leaves wounded warriors, disabled veterans, and injured first resopnders who could benefit from service dogs waiting.

We aim to change that.

Hero Labradors' mission is to breed and select Labrador Retrievers of the highest quality, possessing the aptitude for service dog training, and to provide these dogs at no cost to service dog training programs.

Selected programs agree to train and provide these dogs at no cost to disabled American Veterans, their Families, the Military Community, and First Responders.

Ways your donation can help: 
Feeding our dogs
Purchasing equipment for heating/cooling our kennel (we're in Texas, and cooling becomes an issue in the spring through late fall.)
Veterinary care--while we are working to establish coverage donated through local veterinarians to who donate their services, we still need topay for routine care of our dogs and puppies, to include vaccinations, hip/elbow/eye certification, DNA screening, and costs for breeding/insemination.
Transportation of our pups to training programs.

All funds will go to Hero Labradors for the operation of the charity and care of the dogs.  Hero Labradors does NOT have paid employees, only volunteers.
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Update 3
Posted by Charles ZIEGENFUSS
15 days ago
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We need you to help us make service dog puppies for first responders and disabled vets.
Our dogs need your support!
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Update 2
Posted by Charles ZIEGENFUSS
26 days ago
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Polar Bear is the calmest pup you ever saw. He's waiting for his checkup, just plops down and chills out.

Amazing how breeding for temperament works.
Hero Labradors Polar Bear at the Vet
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Update 1
Posted by Charles ZIEGENFUSS
1 month ago
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Hero Labradors Pete is waiting patiently with other dogs in Training. Wanna help Veterans and First Responders get healthy, well trained service dogs? It starts with well bred, healthy puppies.

You donate to us, we breed the puppies, we donate the puppies to get training, and trainers donate the service dogs!

It all starts with YOU!
Hero Labradors "Pete" is in Training!
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$4,825 of $25k goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Created January 26, 2017
JM
$50
Jeanine Michael
4 days ago
$50
Anonymous
5 days ago
$25
Patti Patton-Bader
5 days ago

woof

$500
Barbara Way
6 days ago
TM
$100
Todd Myers
7 days ago
1
1

Thanks for doing this! God Bless!

AR
$2,500
Amy R
8 days ago(Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
$50
Anonymous
8 days ago
$100
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8 days ago
$100
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13 days ago
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