Guardian Revival's Boots & Paws Program provides veterans, first responders, & federal agents in need with working dogs. Dogs are awarded along with a care package, which includes professional training sessions, veterinary coverage, pet insurance, food, toys, leashes, and other essential care equipment for up to a year.
Mental illness is disproportionately high among veterans, first responders, and federal agents in comparison to the general population. Every day, between 18 and 20 veterans die by suicide, and it's reported that more first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty every year. With mental health stigmas and other barriers to seeking out help, our Guardians often sweep their traumatic experiences under the rug, put their uniform back on and return to duty, continuing to serve our nation both domestic & abroad.