Argus trains service dogs that are matched with disabled veterans and other disabled populations. The dogs are highly trained to assist the veteran to perform complex tasks of daily living such as retrieving objects, opening doors and navigating in public. Argus is in large part about vets helping vets. To this end it is our plan to establish a vocational program for veterans, to recruit and teach veterans to become certified service dog trainers. As part of this plan veterans will be taught to train service dogs and work closely with their disabled veteran brethren who receive them.
Donations received will be used in order to support our mission and facilitate a program where veterans can become accredited service dog trainers and disabled vets can be matched up with their service dogs. All aspects of Argus from receiving vocational training to being matched with a service dog are provided at no cost to the veteran.
It should noted that whenever possible Argus seeks out and utilizes rescued dogs that fit the profile and then pass the evaluation that make them suitable as service dog candidates.