Canine Guardians

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Canine Guardians

What They Do:

Empower PTSD/disabled veterans to live a more independent life by providing them with specially trained assistance dogs at NO cost. Our dogs aid with physical needs, address/soothe emotional wounds, wake their vet from nightmares, and help them feel safe in public. They calm, comfort, adore, and love them.

In 2012, the VA pulled support for service dogs, but ask any veteran if their service dog has saved them and they’ll say, “Absolutely! Dogs save lives, marriages, and families!” Our Canine Guardian dogs have demonstrably positive, long-term impact!

Local students/adults raise our puppies in their own homes while receiving essential bi-weekly guidance and skills training for/with their dogs. CG dogs are taught physical commands:  pick up dropped objects, open and retrieve items from refrigerators, grocery shop, turn on/off lights. They block/protect the back side of the veteran in public, pop a corner (check a room/hallway for safety before entering), and more.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Puppy Parents:  foster our dogs for one year of love and socialization. Regular training required.
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising Help
  • Website Design
  • Newsletter Production

Business Partners:

Our thanks to Marcia Hadeler, Realtor at Coldwell Banker, for providing additional funds to Canine Guardians through the Give!Guide.


I was a Corps helicopter gunner. After I got out, I roller-coastered with extreme emotions. If sad, I was distraught; angry, I went ballistic. Then, I met Liberty! My wife credits Liberty with saving me/marriage.

~ - Reid Clark, Marine veteran

  1. lisa mar-johnston in honor of patti brown, danielle brown, bev and mart flynn and family, lisa aand jj johnston and family
  2. Jessica Harcourt
  3. Anonymous
  4. Rian Lindley
  5. Sherri Fidel
  6. Vhea Poppe
  7. Stephanie Turnipseed
  8. Bill Imada in honor of Hon. Brad Wagenknecht, Napa County Supervisor
  9. Anne McMinn
  10. Marilyn Ferrante in honor of Nelson & Shasta
  11. Anonymous
  12. Carol Nelsen
  13. Marjorie Hoyer Smith
  14. Kerry Dyer
  15. Bill Thomas
  16. Anonymous in honor of The good work Canine Guardians does!
  17. Andy and Shelley Dowdle
  18. Katrinka Ruk in honor of Delaine Diestler
  19. Melanie Oberting
  20. Jacqueline Jackson
  21. Mary Ann Formosa
  22. Anonymous in honor of the memory of Isabelle Devean Berry
  23. Anonymous
  24. Marilyn OConnell
  25. Heather Graves in honor of Irene
  26. Richard Faenzi & Peggy Eriksen
  27. Linda Methven
  28. Karen Swain
  29. Anonymous
  30. Nancy Lahr
  31. Dorothy Hearn
  32. Don Payne
  33. Cathy Sullivan in honor of All my beautiful and loving pets.
  35. Anonymous
  36. Anonymous in honor of Maxy
  37. Hilary Zunin
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