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.
WhiteHaven Canine is pleased to be offering training for ESAs for Veterans. 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 them.
If you are a Veteran seeking an ESA or training for your own dog, 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 shelter dogs to be used as Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s) for veterans in need. In 2021, we kicked-off a capital campaign to build 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
Office, meeting area, Restroom
October 2021 -Locate and obtain land **COMPLETE**
March 2022- Erect fencing **COMPLETE**
April 2022- Begin renovations of building (IN PROCESS)
June 2022 - Begin use of Land Only
Fall 2022 - Grand Opening
$4,900 Lot prep **COMPLETE**
$21,000 Fencing **COMPLETE**
$50,000 Parking Lot Pavement & Stripping
$65,000 Indoor Kennels (6)
$6,500 Outdoor Kennels (6)
$40,000 Building Renovations (Electrical, plumbing, Insulation, Sheetrock/Painting) [IN PROCESS]
$5,000 Outdoor Agility/Training Equipment (ORDERED)
$4,000 Misc expenses
The Waco Foundation has (12/14/21) awarded a $20,000 Direct grant to WhiteHaven Canine toward our building campaign.
They have also agreed to an additional $20,000 in a "Matching Funds" award. For every dollar you give, the Waco Foundation will MATCH it, Dollar-for-Dollar, up to $20,000! We currently have $17,052 toward the Matching Funds grant... $2,950 to go to receive the maximum of the Matching Funds Grant!!!
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?
Welcome to WhiteHaven Canine!
WhiteHaven Canine founder, Alan White, named an American-Made Hero for 2022 by the Evan Williams American-Made Heroes Foundation.