Welcome to 4 Paws 2 Freedom

 a nonprofit  501 (c)(3) Organization

Our mission is to improve the lives of Veterans and First Responders with PTSD, through the use of highly trained service dogs, while providing compassionate education to assist in their recovery



Four Paws To Freedom arises from the experience of a small group of military veterans with PTSD who have gained personal freedom through the company of a trained service dog. All the founders worked with the same talented person who has trained service dogs for people who find that PTSD inhibits their ability to live productively. That trainer, Terry Sandhoff, has helped dozens of military veterans, first responders, and victims of childhood or other abuse. They have been able to end their self-imposed isolation and gain the courage to face scary situations - because they are accompanied by a trusted and well-trained service dog who 'has their back.'