Building a Better World for
Military Service Members, Veterans, and Animals

 

Our Mission: The Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation, strives to positively impact the lives of United States military service members and veterans as well as animals. EJDF is committed to service to those who have served us via Deckers Dogs, which helps fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for military veterans returning home with physical disabilities and emotional challenges.

The Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation is proud to have funded the care and custom training of eight service dogs. While two of the dogs are still in training, six are hard at work serving veterans in need. Our first Deckers Dog is Rommy, who graduated in December 2013 and is now living with veteran Shon. Our second dog, Decker, was matched with Diane in 2014 . The third Deckers Dog is Harmony and he was matched with Paul this past December, 2014. EJDF’s fourth dog, Marbles, was matched with John in the spring of 2015, the fifth dog, Fresca, was matched with Randall and graduated in December 2015. The sixth Deckers Dog, Baloo, was matched with Johnny and graduated in June of 2016 and Brave was matched with Angela in December 2016.

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Our Programs:

Deckers Dogs, the primary initiative of the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation, helps fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for military veterans returning home with disabilities. Deckers Dogs directly supports Freedom Service Dogs of America.

As a supporter of Deckers Dogs you are helping veterans in their darkest hours while also freeing a shelter dog, allowing it to have a second lease on life supporting a veteran. Freedom Service Dogs work exclusively with rescued dogs, which have the same success rate as dogs bred for service. For a typical service dog, the journey from shelter to service costs approximately $25,000.

Service dogs provide a support system for wounded warriors with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), pain and mobility issues that can lead to suicide.

The Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation is proud to have funded the care and custom training of eight service dogs. While two of the dogs are still in training, six are hard at work serving veterans in need. Our first Deckers Dog is Rommy, who graduated in December 2013 and is now living with veteran Shon. Our second dog, Decker, was matched with Diane in 2014 . The third Deckers Dog is Harmony and he was matched with Paul this past December, 2014. EJDF’s fourth dog, Marbles, was matched with John in the spring of 2015, the fifth dog, Fresca, was matched with Randall and graduated in December 2015. The sixth Deckers Dog, Baloo, was matched with Johnny and graduated in June of 2016.

Please join us in support of Deckers Dogs and Freedom Service Dogs so we can “Free a Hero to Save a Hero.”