Military Relocation Professional Service Dog Training

Honoring those who served this Veterans Day and every day.

On this Veterans Day, we say thank you to all of the brave servicemen and women who have selflessly dedicated themselves to fight for our freedoms. Our family is proud to support our veterans both personally and professionally.

In partnership with an amazing local organization, Continuing the Mission, we are the proud foster family to an assistant dog who will eventually be placed with a veteran. It is a privilege to provide a loving home and early social and training activities to a canine who will go on to improve the quality of life for Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

What an honor to help mold (and love on!) this beautiful English Black Lab puppy Fiona, into a model service assistance dog.
Our son, Caleb, takes an active role in raising Fiona and helping with other pups in training.
Continuing the Mission service dogs in training (From left, Annie, Fiona, and Duncan).

We are commonly asked if it will be hard to give up Fiona when it is time for her to go on to more formal training and eventual placement with her veteran. Fiona is a member of our family and we love her just as much as our other pets, but we know her purpose is much greater than our feelings. It is an honor to help our veterans transition back to civilian life and welcoming a pup into our home for a bit is the least we can do to say thank you to all of those who serve for us.

If you’d like to learn more, donate to the organization, or are interested in becoming a puppy raiser, please visit Continuing the Mission.

On a professional level, both my husband Nate and I are incredibly humbled and honored to support both active and retired military service members and their families. Nate has been employed by the Department of Defense for the past 15 years, utilizing his engineering background in a research and development capacity, specifically on Navy-related projects. He is consistently motivated to give it his all, knowing his effort helps keep our military safe.

Back at home, it is a privilege to help U.S. service members with their real estate needs. I am certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) through the National Association of Realtors.

Relocating is a fact of life for military service members. This special certification involved training in the unique home-buying and selling needs of veterans and active service members. As an MRP, my training covered:

  • Requirements for VA financing including benefits and eligibility
  • Knowledge of housing options available to service members and their families
  • Guidance through the rent/buy/sell decision-making process as it applies to military relocation

Whether you are active duty, a veteran, or a family member, I am here to help make your move as smooth as possible. Let me be of service, to thank you for yours.