The idea for Porche Charities and the Animal Loss Counseling Initiatives was born from the personal experiences of its founders, Michelle Porche and Daniel Cox. They know what people who have lost their working animal go through and established Porche Charities to help. Below and in the pages that follow, you will find details about our experiences and how Porche Charities can help.

 
 The Animal Loss Counseling for Veterans logo- a dog looking up at the stars with mountains and a rising sun in the background

The Animal Loss Counseling for Veterans logo- a dog looking up at the stars with mountains and a rising sun in the background

The new millennia has seen many of our service members return from conflict oversees with a wide variety of injuries, many resulting in life altering disabilities.  For many service members, the assistance and companionship of a highly trained animal has enable them to re-enter civilian through physical assistance and/or emotional support.  As these amazing animal age, they inevitably pass on, often leaving the veteran unable to perform tasks that the animal had previously assisted with.  Additionally, many who lose their service animal are re-traumatized by the loss of their companion which had assisted them though their daily routines.  The purpose of the Animal Loss Counseling for Veterans initiative is to provide professional bereavement counseling to these service members and give them the coping skills to adjust to life with out their companion and develop a path forward.