We are partnering with Heel the Heroes to train Emotional Support Dogs for sex trafficking victims to help heal with a loving companion under the Ranch Hands Rescue name!
Our trainers will carefully select rescue dogs and puppies to embark into a training program specifically designed for Emotional Support Animal (ESA) duties. These loving pups will be shown specific ways to be emotionally supportive through tough situations.
Victims can achieve a steadier and healthier outlook on life if they form the right bond with an Emotional Support Animal. While there is no formal training required to achieve the title of ESA, the right personalities need to match in order for deep bonding to take place.
When survivors form the right bond with an ESA, simply petting their companion may release happiness-inducing chemicals like oxytocin, and decrease cortisol levels that act to induce stress. Respiratory rate will ultimately decrease, which prevents relapse in the form of an anxiety attack.
Heel the Heroes has partnered with us to ensure the right matches and the right training. Together, we’ll ensure that survivors of sex trafficking have the emotional support they need.
This is a very costly undertaking for us, but something we truly believe in. If you’d like to help us with our service dog program, visit our donate page and make sure to write “service dog” in the notes with your donation. Thank you so much for your support!