Operation MUTT 22 is a Foundation by VETS for VETS. With a focus on improving quality of life for our returning war fighters by providing service dogs.
We obtain and place well trained service dogs with veterans in need. The veteran is never charged a dime as we are a 501c3 non profit organization. We welcome any donations and we ensure all of the funds are used to support the veteran and their K9 companion.
We do not train veterans pets. There are many reasons for this which we can discuss with you, but we will not accept any dog from outside Operation Mutt 22. We carefully select each dog specifically for each handler, based on their needs.
Ways We Help
•PTS Interruption•Night Terror Interruption•Seizure Response•Mobility & Stability Assistance•Medicine Bottle Retrieval•Companionship
The link to make donations can be found at the bottom of the page to the right of the Facebook icon. It looks like a paperclip 📎. All donations are tax deductible per the IRS. We appreciate your dedication to our vision!
Meet the Team
The Faces of Our Organization
Justin served as a United States Marine from 2009-2014. Using his extensive K9 Training background, he founded Operation Mutt22 in 2018 after witnessing the effect that dogs have on veterans suffering from PTS and other disabilities. His background in dog training started as a young boy, where he grew up around hunting and retrieval dogs. With his experience in k9 training and obedience, he has developed a amazing program for the veterans and dogs.
Jacob and Justin founded the organization together as a team. They took something that was just an idea and made it a reality. While in the United States Marine Corps he served as a Multi-purpose K9 handler/trainer for MARSOC. He brings a very extensive background in K9 Training and Handling. Jacob has placed hundreds of working k9s and handlers across the nation. Having more then 15 years of experience makes him a huge asset to the success of our program.
Community Outreach Director/Trainer
Ryan served in the United States Marine Corps. Unfortunately,his military career ended after he lost one of his legs in a training incident. Ryan proudly serves his community as a professional dog trainer and single amputee. Ryan's passion for helping other veterans stimulated from his own experiences with Mutt22. He received a service dog from the organization which ignited the dedication he now shows into helping other veterans pair with well trained dogs. Ryan has a degree in Animal Psychology and Behavior which only adds on to the hands on experience he brings to the table.
Her appreciation for those who served our country her love of dogs made for a perfect match. She brings her accounting and buisness background to help our mission.
Having first hand experience with the challenges spouses face with returning veterans, she helped Justin's dream and vision of Operation Mutt22 become a reality. Mallory brings a intense background in animal behavior. She grew up working and riding horses, actively competing in rodeos.