#GIVINGTUESDAY is about the power of community to amplify the good. YOUR COMMUNITY HAS SAVED MANY LIVES. You continue to help Operation Freedom Paws (OFP) empower veterans, first responders, children and other individuals with disabilities, by pairing them with service dogs, and teaching them to become lifesaving teams.


This year, we welcomed our client Todd, a Veteran and retired firefighter, pictured here with his service dog, Ivy.


For over a decade, OFP has covered the expenses of every service dog team in our 48-week training program. Each service dog team costs $20,000 to fund. Below, we have broken out some of the program resources needed and a target goal for each. If we can use the power of community to reach each goal, we'll collectively provide the resources needed to welcome new teams into the program for the holidays and in the first quarter of 2022 when funding is challenging! When you give, you are not just brightening the lives of veterans and other individuals with disabilities this holiday season, you are turning on the light!


 Veteran client Stephen and his service dog Remmy just graduated in 2021!


 Veteran client Maricela and her service dog, Teddy, were recently matched and began training together.

Your donation could go toward dog bowls. We are working with rescued dogs and caring for these four-legged heroes in training on an ongoing basis. This gift will definitely bowl them over!

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of 100 dog bowls.

A helpful $10 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could go toward new leather leashes for our rescued service dogs in training. Leather leashes are strong and help facilitate the bond between our clients and their service dogs. These leashes make it easier to detect and convey more subtle signals that are key to good communication. Will you take the lead on this donation? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of 50 leather leashes.

A thoughtful $35.00 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could go toward microchipping and vaccinating our service dogs.  Each dog in our program receives their vaccinations and is microchipped. Will you help champion their health and safety with us? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of 50 microchipping and vaccination procedures.

A loving $100.00 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could be used to provide a 3 month supply of quality dog food for a service dog. When you help nourish these pups, you also help to nourish a lifesaving human-canine bond. Will you help us to feed this need? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: The amount of supplying 3 months of dog food to 50 service dogs.

A tail wagging $140.00 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could be used to spay or neuter a service dog. The average lifespan of spayed and neutered dogs is considerably longer than the lifespan of dogs who are not. Will you help us set up our service dog teams for a long and happy life together? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the amount of spaying or neutering 40 service dogs.

A healthy $225.00 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could go towards our clients and their families enjoying a weekend stay at Tuolumne Trails for an Operation Freedom Paws group field trip. These trips not only provide fun, quality time together, but the great outdoors is a great place to promote family healing. Are you ready to help create a ripple effect of healing? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of sending 50 families on a Tuolumne Trails weekend field trip.

An empowering $250.00 tax deductible donation!


Your donation could be used for a service dog starter kit, which includes a crate, a bag of food, a vest, a training bag, service leads, food and water bowls, treats, and a brush.  Every service dog team needs these valuable items. Are you up for outfitting our four-legged superheroes for success? 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of 30 service dog starter kits.

A generous $500.00 tax deductible donation!


You donation could go towards the cost of a year of veterinary care for a service dog.  We have an amazing veterinary team that works with OFP, but not everything can be donated. Health issues come up with our service dogs we can't anticipate, sometimes surgeries or costly treatments are needed. Our service dogs are highly trained and deeply loved lifelines for our clients. Will you help us to be there for them when they need us most?

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost of one year of veterinary care for 25 service dogs.

A live-saving $1000.00 tax deductible donation!


This donation covers all the expenses of our 48-week training program: mentorship, mental health counseling that includes their families, their service dogs and their veterinarian care, dog supplies, food and gas cards, temporary housing when needed, a safe place to come 24/7, and a lifetime of community. 

Our Giving Tuesday Goal: the cost to fully sponsor two service dog teams.

A CHAMPION $20,000 tax deductible donation 2 saves 2 lives!


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You can also make a "one-time" or "monthly" donation of your choosing! Monthly giving champions help to sustain our program throughout the year.

No act of generosity is to small. Every. donation. counts.

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Veteran client Jeri and her service dog Curly, whom she calls her gentle giant.

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