Improving the mental health and well-being of our community

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Whalens Heroes

We are dedicated to giving back to those who give so much by funding service dogs for Veterans. Whalens Heroes’s goal is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals serving our community. Whalens Heroes will assist with the fundraising, for the training, successful placement and support of service animals to show gratitude and support to those individuals who endure countless sacrifices to protect our community. 

What is a Service Dog?

Whalens Heroes purchases service dogs trained to assist people with PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome). Our dogs are trained for more than two years in order to perform specific tasks and provide the handler with an animal that meets service dog criteria as set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is what sets Whalens Heroes dogs apart:

Upcoming Fundraisers

Support Whalens Heroes by participating, volunteering or sponsoring one of our upcoming fundraisers. It cost $25,000 to acquire and train a service dog. Help us on our way to purchasing another service dog. 

Faces of Freedom

The Southside Times interviewed Gregory Stevens and Gabriel Fleck, two Southside veterans who served in ...
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Whalen’s Heroes donate service dog to deserving veteran!

Changing lives for the better, especially for those of our Veterans and First Responders is ...
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Attend Our 2nd Annual Anything on Wheels Car Show!

Rev up your engines and mark your calendars for the most electrifying event of the ...
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Whalens Heroes donate two deserving veterans receive service dogs!

Changing lives for the better, especially for those of our Veterans and First Responders is ...
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Hoosier Veterans given new support dogs

“I’ve been dealing with pain for 10 years now, and to have a presence like ...
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2 Hoosier veterans surprised with service dogs

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Help us connect more local military veterans and first responders with the service animals they desperately need. Your support goes towards the purchase and training of a certified service animal. We have partnerships with area service dog trainers and facilities to coordinate the purchase and training of our service animals.

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