Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a Texas-based nonprofit that trains and provides service dogs to disabled American veterans at no cost, will open a new guest home to accommodate traveling veterans from across the country while they’re paired with a new service dog, all thanks to generous donations from a group of manufacturers and contractors, including The Dallas Builders Association and TAMKO® Building Products, Inc.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is ADA compliant and can host veterans as they go through the two-week process of being paired with a service dog. During this period, veterans live and train with their dogs at the guest house, before being sent home with their new furry caregivers. The service dogs and use of the new guest home are provided at no cost to the veterans.
This is the first Patriot PAWS project for TAMKO, but support for veterans is a longtime focus of the Missouri-based building products manufacturer, which donated the roof system for the new facility. Between Hero Flights, Honor Flights, and roof donations for wounded vets, TAMKO has a long history of supporting American heroes. TAMKO also appreciates what veterans bring to the job, and more than 15% of their employees have a military background.