The Nevada Humane Society’s G.I. Dogs Program

Nevada Humane Society pic
Nevada Humane Society
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Amanda V. Volovik is a digital artist who founded and manages her own business, Digital by Amanda V. Volovik. Through this business, she provides various services including digital art creation, digital photo enhancement, and custom photo art. Outside of work, Ms. Volovik is passionate about animal rights and has adopted and fostered numerous animals from the Nevada Humane Society (NHS).

Since 2011, the NHS has run the G.I. Dogs program, which assists the transformation of abandoned and rescued cats and dogs into service animals or companions for military veterans.

Dogs involved in the program are educated by a dog trainer who has worked with K9 units and is himself a veteran. Those receiving the animals are paired with their ideal companion, and the animals are vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. The usual adoption fee is waived, and the society also offers reduced costs should the adopted service animals require medical care in the future.