Welcome to Green Dogs Unleashed

We are a non-profit organization committed to rescuing animals in need, rehabilitating them and professionally training them to become Therapy dogs and then placing them in homes to give back to the community, We focus on the rescue, rehabilitation and training of special needs animals to work with special needs humans. All our animals are currently trained and rehabilitated at Unleashed Canine Training Academy, in Troy, Virginia.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
-Josh Billings

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Our Mission Statement

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To rescue, train, place and register unwanted animals to participate in therapy work, with an emphasis on special needs animals. To adopt out, place, or transfer to rescue, animals deemed not suitable for our program.

gdu-familyTo improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs, and Veterans with PTSD, by conducting volunteer pet facilitated therapy; to achieve optimum standards of excellence in its practice and in the care of therapy animals through ongoing training and evaluation; to promote the supportive benefits of the human animal bond; and, to enhance our community’s awareness of and involvement in programs.

Available Dogs

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Keller
Dog, Baby, Male, Large

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Fergus
Cat, Baby, Male, Medium

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Marvel
Dog, Young, Male, Medium

Bull-Terrier

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Bithia & Pups
Dog, Adult, Female, Medium

Border-Collie

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Palmer
Dog, Senior, Female, Small

Pomeranian

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Kit
Dog, Baby, Male, Medium

Australian-Shepherd

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Ice Man
Dog, Baby, Male, Large

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Hallel
Dog, Baby, Female, Medium

Border-Collie

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Mincha
Dog, Baby, Female, Medium

Border-Collie

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Omer
Dog, Baby, Male, Medium

Border-Collie

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Seder
Dog, Baby, Male, Medium

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Chametz
Dog, Baby, Female, Medium

Labrador-Retriever

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Foxy
Dog, Baby, Female, Medium

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Kenai
Dog, Baby, Male, Large

Australian-Shepherd

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You Can Make a Difference – Support Green Dogs Unleashed

  • All volunteer organization, your support goes directly to the animals.
  • Federally registered 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible.
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Supporting local businesses is high on the priority list for those of us at GDU. But knowing we have the most AMAZING small business supporting US, THAT is beyond incredible.

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The Bagel Ladies craft intensely delicious Bagels, which they sell online and at the Charlottesville City Market. But apart from the yummy goodness they provide, they ALSO selflessly create and sell Compassion Bracelets, and Donate 100%. (Yes 100 Percent!) of the proceeds to The Green Dogs Unleashed Mission! They spend countless hours building these perfect little jewelry gems, all for the good of the animals. We are so thankful to have them as friends, as GDU family, and as such amazing supporters in our network. Please check out the Compassion Bracelets, and try their scrumptious bagels while you are visiting their site!
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Here is a small glimpse into the world of GDU. Please share. We know someone out there may be in need of help with a special needs baby, before they give up!

Green Dogs Unleashed – A Brief History from J Phil Beard on Vimeo.

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About Us

Green Dogs Unleashed is a non-profit organization committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and professionally training animals in need to become therapy dogs, then placing them in homes to give back to the community. We focus on the rescue, rehabilitation and training of special needs animals to work with special needs humans. 

All of our animals are currently trained and rehabilitated at Unleashed Canine Training Academy in Troy, VA.