Human Services

HERO DOGS INC

Brookeville, MD   |  www.hero-dogs.org

Mission

Hero Dogs improves the quality of life of our nation's heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge, with lifetime support of the partnerships.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Dr. Jennifer Lund

Main address

PO Box 64

Brookeville, MD 20833 USA

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EIN

27-0887317

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Puppy Raising Program

Obtaining suitable canine candidates, recruiting volunteer foster homes to raise and care for puppies, providing veterinary care and supplies for puppies in program, providing support to volunteer puppy raisers, providing group and individual instruction to volunteer puppy raisers to aid them in raising and training their service puppy candidates.

Population(s) Served
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Military/Veterans

Providing professional training to service dog candidates who have completed the puppy program, including housing, veterinary care, and supplies for service dog candidates.  Meeting or exceeding all applicable training standards defined as industry best practices and required for accreditation.

Population(s) Served
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Military/Veterans

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HERO DOGS INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bryan DuChene

Department of Justice

Term: 2016 - 2018

Jennifer Lund, Ph.D.

Hero Dogs

Bryan DuChene

Department of Justice

Joe Trella

Senior Strategic Consultant

Bess Amerman

College Summitt

Linda Phipps

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Jim Crimmins

J. Blair Fishburn

Rob Grubbs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Christy Tosatto

Jeanie Wade

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Glenn Wasik

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

service dog, assistance dog, veteran, military, disabled