Email: Info@WhiteHavenCanine.org ~ 254-229-5545
You are Loved and WE, your fellow Veterans, Brothers and Sisters need you. We care about you and want the best for you. But we can’t help you if you don’t reach out...
There are many people that need the services of a 'Task Performing' Service Dog due to disabilities while others may only require an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).
WhiteHaven Canine is pleased to be offering training for ESAs for Disabled Veterans (40% > service connected). We obtain dogs from local shelters or donated from individuals, train them in obedience & service as an ESA, then donate the animals to qualified, Disabled Veterans at no cost to the Veteran. We will also train currently owned dogs of Veterans at no cost provided the dog has the 'work drive' and temperament to do this.
If you are a Veteran seeking an ESA, please complete the application in the following link:
"Save a Dog, Help a Veteran..."
Who knew that taking your family pet to obedience training classes could save the life of both a shelter dog and provide desperately needed support to veterans!
WhiteHaven Canine founder and Executive Director, Alan White’s mission is to do just that. As a Veteran & Military K-9 trainer and Service Dog owner himself, he uses the proceeds from obedience classes he teaches to carefully select and train donated and/or shelter dogs to be used as Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s) for veterans in need. In 2021, we kicked-off a capital campaign to obtain a facility so that we could help train and match more ESAs with deserving Veterans.
Below is our current budget & projected timeline:
1,200 sq ft Building
6 indoor / 6 outdoor kennels
Indoor & Outdoor training spaces
October 2021 -Locate and obtain land **COMPLETE**
March 2022- Erect fencing **COMPLETE**
May 2022- Begin renovations of building **COMPLETE**
April 1, 2023 - Open House **COMPLETE**
$4,900 Lot prep **COMPLETE**
$21,000 Fencing **COMPLETE**
$11,000 Outdoor Kennels (6) **COMPLETE**
$5,900 Outdoor Agility/Training Equipment **COMPLETE**
$37,000 Building Renovations **COMPLETE**
$30,000 Parking Lot Pavement & Stripping
$66,000 Indoor Kennels (6) [AWAITING FUNDING]
Your support and contributions will assist & enable us to: 1) Obtain shelter or personally supplied dogs; 2) Provide for Spay/Neuter surgeries; 3) Obtain needed shots, vaccines & microchips; 4) Board, Feed & Train them in obedience and to serve as Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) and then donate the dogs to Disabled Veterans in need.
The cost to supply one (1) dog can range from $800-$1200 depending on the dog and the needs of the Veteran. Will YOU help in sponsoring a dog for a needing Veteran?
July 27th - August 31st Community Canine class (3 openings) for six (6) weeks on Thursday evenings. We will ALSO meet on Saturday morning, August 26th. YOU MUST HAVE HAD the Canine Good Citizen PRIOR to this course.
*** ALL Group course prices increase to $200 effective September 1, 2023. ***