At Paws 4 Boots, we believe that service dogs provide comfort, relaxation, and unconditional support when the effects of  PTSD are triggered. We work​ to make sure that the service dogs have the right personalities, are trained in obedience, and trained to provide optimal support for the human Battle Buddy when his or her PTSD stress increases.  Both human and canine Battle Buddies work together to form a relationship unique to them that can’t be broken.


​In the summer of 2013, Rory was promoting dog training and education at a local pet supermarket. While he was there, a former Air Force JAG Officer, Tony, and his wife approached him and started talking about their own personal dogs. Tony and Rory agreed that dogs are very therapeutic for all needs, and wi​th their prior military experience they knew how vital a service dog could be to a returning hero with PTSD in his or her therapy to cope with the stresses of war. It was at that point that Tony decided to donate Marley to Rory to continue her training as a service dog and at the same time Paws 4 Boots was born. Tony continues to provide business support and guide to Rory as he works with the dogs. While in the early stages of Paws 4 Boots development, Rory met Meg, who also has a passion for animals and supporting troops. A few months down the road, Rory had a Veteran apply for a service dog, the veteran was paired with up with a Battle Buddy Service Dog. After a short period of time realizing how much he benefited from the services of Paws 4 Boots, he just knew he had to help out anyway possible. Paws 4 Boots has Volunteers who help Rory do various functions while he dedicates his time to training the dogs and pairing them with a Veteran.

Paws 4 Boots is a Non-Profit Charity Organization. We provide trained Service Dogs (PAWS) to qualified Combat Veterans (BOOTS). This is at no cost to the Veteran, who also receives training once he/she has been placed with their PAWS.

The dogs are either adopted from the shelter or received as a donation.

All donations go directly into the Charity to provide for food, veterinary expenses, training, grooming supplies and anything else that the Paws may need.  

If you would like to make a donation please contact us.  thank you.

Rory Dobis  


Head Trainer


Check out our Facebook page for current fundraisers.  Paws 4 Boots by Overland Veterans Outdoors.