Thank you to our sponsor - The Ford Store Morgan HillWebsite Thank you to our sponsor - RavenoxWebsite Thank you to our sponsor - Family Pet Care CenterWebsite



Operation Freedom Paws is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers veterans, children and other individuals with disabilities to regain their freedom to live full lives. We teach them to train a rescued dog and create lifesaving service dog teams. Service dogs help individuals cope with everything from PTS, traumatic brain injuries and depression to seizures and mobility issues. To date, we've been honored to serve 443 individuals and their families and rescued 377 dogs from an uncertain future (some clients do enter our program with their own dogs if they qualify for service).

Operation Freedom Paws is proud to be the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

"2021 Nonprofit of the Year"


It's time for the OFP annual crab feed! While we can't meet in person, that doesn't mean we can't come together as a community. We're inviting locals to visit Old City Hall Restaurant (Gilroy) on Sat. 3/27 and pick-up a delicious crab feed to-go! If you aren't local, that's okay, grab some take-out and meet us back here at 5PM (PDT) for an awesome FREE CONCERT with the J.J. Hawg! Donations are deeply appreciated.

Crab Feed Tickets: $60 per person. Ticket sales and concert donations go directly toward OFP's mission.

Crab feed includes pasta with marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert! Not a fan of crab? No problem! We have two tasty options, chicken cordon blue or vegetarian polenta with marinara and fresh vegetables, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Donate Now

TOGETHER - We can save two lives, one team at a time.

All donations are SOC 2 Compliant and assure the highest level of security, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data.


We're thrilled to announce our featured entertainment- The Best Band in Gilroy, California 2017 and 2019...J.J. HAWG! These guys perform everything from Johnny Cash to Journey! 

 Thank you to these talented artists for giving of their time and talents to support OFP's mission. You ROCK J.J. Hawg!



J.J. Hawg band members are family men who by day manage busy work schedules along with busy family lives. James and John Jr. are veterans and John Michael's father served, so the work OFP does is near and dear to the band's hearts. We can't wait to see them bring their signature energy to the OFP Livestream Stage. It's going to be so much fun!

J.J. Hawg and it's members have opened up shows for many national acts including:
Freddy Fender  - Eddie Money - Mickey Thomas' "Starship" - The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Cheap Trick - Pat Travers - Ronnie Montrose - Y&T - The Dave Meniketti Blues Band - Blue Frog (featuring Eric Martin and Troy Luchetta of Tesla) - Billy Squier - Heart - Branscombe Richmonds "Renegade Posse" - Living Color - Aerosmith - Greg Khin


Check out the J.J. Hawg website here: J.J. HAWG




"Just when I felt like giving up on hope and living...OFP showed me light and reason and hope. Like everyone here at OFP says, 'This is only the beginning'".
- Angel, USMC Veteran, Operation Freedom Paws Client - 







We would like to acknowledge Bobby, A Marine veteran and his wife Fran, the owners of Old City Hall Restaurant for providing us with all the delicious food for our OFP Crab Feed.  Your support of our clients and fundraising events is amazing! THANK YOU!

Old City Hall is Gilroy's Premiere Restaurant in Historic Downtown Gilroy, California.  You can check out their website here: Old City Hall Restaurant.


Old City Hall Restaurant

Thank you to the volunteers and companies who dedicated their time and resources to make this event happen!

Entertainment - J.J. Hawg
Thank you to these awesome artists for rockin' our fundraising efforts with their talents.  We know what a gift this concert is to our mission. Veterans, James and John Jr., and the child of a veteran, John Montgomery, we're grateful for your personal support of OFP's mission. 

Old City Hall Restaurant
Marine veteran Bobby & his wife Fran at Old City Hall Restaurant have provided many of our events with delicious food and welcomed our clients and their service dogs to their restaurant for public training. You've been so instrumental in making our fundraising efforts possible and invaluable members of the OFP community.

Terry Guinn - Artist
Terry is a gifted artist who has created incredible one-of-a-kind works of art in support of OFP fundraising efforts. Thank you Terry for introducing us to the J.J. Hawg band and continuing to champion our fundraising efforts. 

Alan Chan - Shadow Operations, LLC
If you've been to OFP, chances are you've met Alan. The question is which "hat" is he wearing that day? Alan is an IT guru, a photographer, videographer, logistics guy, and all-around great guy. He pitches in whenever someone at OFP needs help.

Vicki Topaz - Heal!
Vicki is a talented photographer and filmmaker who supports our mission through her powerful images and storytelling. She continues to be an incredibly supportive and invaluable contributor to our work and OFP. 

David Campbell, Yahaira Linet, Dan McFarren - Video Production - Misfits Content Studio
Dave, Yahaira and Dan are the amazing video production team responsible for the livestream of our "Rock and Roll for a Cause" concerts in October 2020. We're so happy to have them back on board for this event!

Sandro Costa & Steve Azevedo - Full Force Sound & Light Production, LLC
Sandro and his team are the incredible production team responsible for the amazing sound at our "Rock and Roll for a Cause" concerts in October 2020. We're excited to be working with them again for the J.J. HAWG concert!

A special thank you to Army Veteran and graphic artist, Ray Barcomb at RayBDesign
Ray has collaborated with our team to design concert flyers, social media graphics, and our 2021 "Decade of Nonprofit Service" calendar. Thank you Ray!



The Ford Store Morgan Hill has been such a wonderful sponsor of OFP's mission. Their team sponsored our "Rock and Roll for a Cause" October 2020 concert series and also donated PPE to OFP's essential workers at a critical time last year. We are grateful for such beautiful community support.


Sponsor - Family Pet Care Center

Family Pet Care Center has been an amazing sponsor and supporter of OFP's mission. They are our go to veterinarians and care for the wellness of OFP's service dogs. The Morans also donate merchandise, offer expert advice whenever needed and share our mission in service to our clients. 


Sponsor - RAVENOX

Ravenox has its roots in service. Master Gunnery Sergeant Sean Brownlee founded the company in 2012 and strives to provide jobs to veterans. His experience in the U.S. Marine Corps with rope has allowed him to grow a company built on a foundation of strong ideals that give back to his country-- providing American-made cordage products that he grew to know well during his service.

Sean Brownlee is an incredible advocate for Operation Freedom Paws and we look forward to welcoming more veterans clients into our program with Sean and his team's strategic and heartfelt collaboration with us.

Operation Freedom Paws

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Old City Hall Location

Old City Hall Restaurant, Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA, USA