Rescuing Dogs to

Rescue Heroes

Paws for Veterans

Julie Buskirk

Kennel Manager


Nathan Nail

Board Member

USMC, Ret.

Mailing Address:

Paws for Veterans

63 Ocean Blvd.

​Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Ph: (321) 425-4189

​Fax: (321) 425-4183

​Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm


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Steven Kappes Jr.

Vice President

USMC, Ret.

Siara Callahan

Office Manager / Trainer

Crystal Ayala

Executive Director / Training Supervisor

Paws for veterans ptsd service dogs

Find your inner power by helping others



All donations are 100% tax-deductible and provide our Veterans  and First Responders with psychiatric service dogs, service dogs training, service dogs supplies, veterinary care, and at the same time save the life of 2 shelter dogs. By rescuing a dog for a Veteran, it makes room for another dog in the shelter.

Suicide rate amongst Veterans is estimated to be 22 SUICIDES PER DAY! PTSD and TBI are mentally and physically debilitating conditions. We provide task trained service dogs at no cost. What can these dogs do?

Providing our Nation's Combat Injured Military Heroes and First Responder Heroes with task trained PTSD service dogs, supplies, therapeutic group sessions, and alternative treatments for PTSD, TBI, and affiliated conditions.

We have obtained a property and are in the process of remodeling. This facility will allow us to help more Veterans and First Responders than ever before and rescue more dogs for shelters. Please take a few moments to learn more about these plans.

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Making a difference in the lives of Veterans, First Responders, their families, and dogs facing euthanasia

With a combined 42 years experience, Paws for Veterans has been devoting its energy to providing our Nations Heroes with the medical help they need  using service dogs, while simultaneously saving the lives of dogs that would otherwise be facing euthanasia. Find out how you can participate in saving 3 lives with 1 act of kindness.


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