We don't               heal in isolation       but in community                     - S Kelley Harrel


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.

We are 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.

Our Mission

SoHo Dogs is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of animals and the healing of mind, body and soul of veterans. 

Our program fosters a sense of responsibility; compassion and well-being through the interaction with and care of animals, which in turn encourages people to become strong, proud and productive members of society. Through hands-on care of animals, veterans take responsibility for another living being while fostering a bond forged by mutual trust and understanding.
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