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Operation Mutt22

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.

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Ways We Help

Our Focus
•PTS Interruption•Night Terror Interruption•Seizure Response•Mobility & Stability Assistance•Medicine Bottle Retrieval•Companionship


Non-Profit Organization

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! 

Contact Operation Mutt22

Get in touch with Operation Mutt22 to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

138 Hawk Ridge Rd
Decatur, Wise County 76234


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Meet the Team

The Faces of Our Organization


Justin Rie


Justin is the President And Co-Founder Of OM22. He and Jacob Robinson have worked closely together to build the foundation. His relationship with dogs started as a young boy. Growing up he and his father spent most of their time training and working with hunting dogs. He has always had a passion for retrieval and field work. Justin resides in 

DFW and when not dedicating his time to OM22, he is professionally training obedience and retrieval dogs.

At the age of 18, Justin enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He deployed to Afghanistan for a total of 9 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2013 he attended American K9 Special Service for the basic and advanced obedience instructors course.

After leaving the Military in 2014, he worked as a contractor in the private security industry. In 2016, Justin made his way back into obedience dog training. Since then he has trained hundreds of dogs, specializing in behavioral modification and aggression rehabilitation. 
In early 2018 the idea of OM22 became a reality and immediately began another passion of his.

He is a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. He also holds certifications as an AKC evaluator, and therapy dog evaluator.


Jacob Robinson

Vice President/Co-Founder

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.


Ryan Zimmerer

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.


Lisa Clark


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.


Mallory Rie


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.

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