SoHo Dogs was founded on the principle that no military
veteran should suffer silently with various wounds of service. We strive to
provide veterans; especially those affected by PTSD, a safe environment to heal
themselves emotionally, physically, and mentally while providing care to
abused, abandoned, and homeless animals. In turn, the animals use their natural
abilities to bond, and to aid their handler in healing. The value of animal
assisted therapy is gaining recognition; including by the United States Army.
According to Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., the Army uses dogs to help
service members recover from PTSD.
not a rescue or a shelter in the traditional sense. Our first priority is the healing of mind, body and
soul of veterans. Dogs are a tool to accomplish this. Although we only use
rescue animals in our program, only animals suited for proper training, assistance, or service are considered.