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Service Dogs Save Lives

At Hearts of Gold, we envision a more compassionate, connected, and service-minded West Virginia. Our program provides expertly trained service dogs for veterans with mobility impairment and/or psychiatric disabilities.

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Serving Our Community

Learn about our service dogs for veterans or find out how we can work together.

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About the Program

Learn more about what our program offers, who it serves and how a service dog might be a good fit for your needs.

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get involved

Explore ways to work with our organization such as volunteering, taking WVU courses or providing support to our mission.

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Make A Donation

Hearts of Gold relies on the funding of our supporters to change the lives of veterans and others in our area. Donating to our organization is an excellent way to give back to your community.

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Are you curious about which type of assistance dog is best for you?

You can learn more about the difference between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals at the page linked below. 

Learn About Types of Assistance Dogs

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Veterans and handlers share their experiences of living with their Hearts of Gold dogs.

We care for them, but mostly, they take care of us...

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Charlie and Aladdin

Golden Retriever and Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever MixAdopted as pets

Read the Full Testimonial: Charlie and Aladdin

Cain was the best thing that ever happened to me...

You can’t see a dog like Baxter and not feel better...


Heart-Warming Journeys

Newsworthy stories of veterans and service dogs...

Read the first-hand accounts of individuals who have gone through our program. Get to know their stories and the amazing service dogs providing them life-changing support.

Read About Hearts of Gold

Upcoming Events

See what's happening for Hearts of Gold in the coming months.

Subscribe to the Human-Animal Bond Newsletter

Stay in-touch with our canine partner Human-Animal Bond via this quarterly newsletter. You will receive updates about the program and awe-inspiring stories about its impact. Use the link below to let us know you would like to be added to the mailing list.

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