Improving the mental health and well-being of our community

We Support Heroes

Whalen's 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. 

Let’s Bowl – April 27!

Join us for bowling and fun as we raise money to reach our goal of ...
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Spread the Word

Our ambitious goal for 2024 is to provide a total of four more dogs. Here’s ...
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12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser

Our final fundraiser of the year is a 12 Days of Christmas Auction. Each day ...
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Free Veterans Art Wellness Workshop – Weekly until 12/7

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We’re so Thankful

As we start November, and look forward to Thanksgiving, we have so much to be ...
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Military Appreciation Night at the Indy Fuel, November 10!

Friday November 10th is special for several reasons!  USMC Birthday and it is Military Appreciation ...
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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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