Operation A.L.F.

Providing caring comfort to children whenever and wherever needed

Operation A.L.F. is the premier program of the Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin.

Our cute and cuddly pup is ready whenever and wherever the need arises to provide comfort and help children through the challenges of a parent’s deployment .

While nothing can replace a mother or father in uniform deploying halfway across the world, the Sons of The American Legion is hoping our comfort-pup can soften the pains of separation.

Why Operation A.L.F.?

One of the goals of the Sons of The American Legion has always been to support our active duty military. Over the past few years we have been privileged to participate in pre-deployment ceremonies for our servicemembers heading to duty in far away places, far from their loved ones by providing their children with comfort puppies to keep them company while mom or dad is away.

Operation A.L.F. stands for American Legion Family, so children can name their new friend whatever they want, that way it is personally theirs.

Who can get an Operation A.L.F. pup?

Quite simply, children in need of comfort!

Whether it be a child hospitalized for a serious medical issue or the children of deploying parents, the Wisconsin Sons of The American Legion are proud to provide an A.L.F. puppy to children who need a soft cuddly companion to help them cope with difficult times in their lives.

There is never any cost to the families, the puppies are give with our best wishes for the health and happiness of their children. Donations are gratefully accepted to keep this program funded for as long as there are children in need.

How can you help?

Unfortunately, there are still more deployments occurring, and kids in need, which means we need to continue to raise funds to support this impactful program.  Please consider a donation by downloading our Donation Form  and indicating the funds for Operation A.L.F.

For more information you can contact ALF via email at