February 13, 2023

Leashes of Valor Opens Fredericksburg Facility for Veterans and Service Dogs

‘Axel’s Place’ named for hero dog that inspired the nonprofit Fredericksburg, Va. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs at no cost to wounded and disabled veterans, is proud to announce the purchase of a new 2,900-square-foot headquarters on 10 acres in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The property will serve... Read More
January 17, 2023

K9 Axel, inspiration behind service dog nonprofit, dies at 13

Axel helped change how policymakers and the public view psychiatric service dogs for military veterans Fredericksburg, Va. — K9 Axel, a German shepherd who traveled the country alongside retired Marine Corps Capt. Jason Haag educating policymakers and the public on the life-changing benefits of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans,... Read More
September 13, 2022

Military Veterans Find Healing and Purpose in Inaugural Valor Cup 

Ryder Cup-style tournament set for Oct. 10-11 at The Federal Club Glen Allen, Virginia — When Chris Landeros, an Army infantryman, took up golf in 2007, he couldn’t have imagined it would one day save his life. But that’s what happened a decade later when he went searching for answers to the unexplained pain he experienced every time he... Read More
May 11, 2022

Leashes of Valor welcomes first all-female class of veterans

4 veterans receive service dogs, train for 10 days  Patriot Point, Md. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs at no cost to veterans with PTSD and other “unseen” injuries related to their military service, will welcome its first all-female class of warriors this week. Four female veterans with more than 36... Read More
October 12, 2021

Dominion Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity helps LOV give back

Leashes of Valor is proud to participate in this year’s Senior PGA Tour and Dominion Energy Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity program, which gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on contributions. The Senior PGA Tour tournament kicks off Oct. 22 at the Country Club of Virginia in Henrico, Virginia, and... Read More
October 7, 2021

REC awards Leashes of Valor $15,000 Power of Change Grant

Leashes of Valor recently received a $15,000 Power of Change grant to help our mission providing service dogs at no cost to post-9/11 Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and military sexual trauma (MST). The Power of Change receives its funding from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative... Read More
September 21, 2021

Leashes of Valor Welcomes 3 New Warriors to Patriot Point

Veterans will meet and train with their new service dogs during 10-day program   Patriot Point, Md. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs to wounded Veterans at no cost, is proud to welcome three new Warrior-Canine teams into its program this week. Two Navy Veterans and an Air Force Veteran will join... Read More