1Pet1Vet Inc. NFP is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity organization. The organization specializes in pairing and training companion, emotional support, and certified service dogs with military veterans coping with the affects of Post Traumatic Stress.
We are based in northeast Illinois in Chicago's south suburbs. Training is conducted in Manteno, Illinois at Peggy Moran's School for Dogs.
1Pet1Vet was founded in 2013, by U.S. Army Afghanistan Veteran Joe Trainor Jr., with the goal of assisting fellow veterans dealing with transitional issues following their time in service.
Originally we rescued dogs from local shelters and paired them with veterans seeking companion and emotional support animals. Since those early days, 1Pet1Vet has focused primarily on PTSD service dogs in our effort to make an impact on the rate of suicide in the veteran community.
We are a small organization that focuses on the quality of our training and the overall welfare of the veterans who come into our program.