Dog Training Elite & Vets Helping Heroes Partnership Background

Dog Training Elite - Treasure Coast developed an initial relationship with Vets Helping Heroes, which led to consideration of a strategic national partnership. Dog Training Elite forged a national level agreement with Vets Helping Heroes in early 2024. DTE is honored to provide VHH funded Veteran/Service Dog Teams with specialty-advanced service dog training, utilizing the DTE national franchise reach. Because of the DTE partnership, Vets Helping Heroes is able to expand its Mission to veterans who would benefit from training their own dogs/Rescue Dogs, to become a Veteran/Service Dog Team. Vets Helping Heroes funds 100% of the training fees for qualified Veteran/Service Dog Teams. In order for a DTE franchise location to be eligible to be a Vets Helping Heroes approved DTE facility, each franchise is required to successfully complete an Advanced Service Dog Training Program, specifically including extensive education on training dogs for disabled Veterans who suffer from Loss of Limbs; Hearing Loss; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); and, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to participate in this national training program.

We have an obligation to our heroes who have sacrificed so much for us.


Who We Are

Founded in 2007 by a WWII Veteran and liberated POW, Vets Helping Heroes, Inc. is a National not-for-profit charity with tax exempt status under section 501c(3) of the IRC.  Since its founding, Vets Helping Heroes has raised almost $8,000,000 and has sponsored over 450 highly-trained, accredited service dogs (Guide Dogs, Service Dogs and Facility Dogs) for wounded American Veterans and Active-Duty Military personnel who can benefit from a service dog.


Our Mission

The Mission of our all-volunteer Board, comprised of community leaders, professionals, philanthropists and retired high-ranking Veterans is to raise funds to purchase highly-trained, accredited Guide Dogs and Service Dogs to help the disabled Veterans who have worn the uniform of our Country.


How Our Heroes Benefit

Service dogs provide independence and service 24/7/365. Guide Dogs allow the visually or hearing impaired Veteran to be independent, giving back their sense of being a whole person navigating the world. Service Dogs assist Veterans with mobility and balance issues stand and walk safely and independently; and help those with PTSD and TBI. Facility Dogs provide a source of unconditional love to Veterans who are confined in hospitals or in other facilities for long-term care, as well as on active-duty military bases to provide a needed calming influence.



All donations are tax deductible and you will be emailed your tax receipt.


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and providing service dogs for active duty military and retired personnel veterans recovering from the physical and psychological challenges they suffered as a result of their service to our country.