K9s Blog

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:00
K9s For Warriors Shelter Dog to Service Dog

“We have to remember that we take a dog from a shelter, and then five to eight months later that dog goes from being isolated to leaving here and sometimes being next to a three-year-old with an ice cream cone,” said Christina Sutherin, K9s For Warriors kennel manager.

“And they have to make the right choices.”

Friday, July 9, 2021 - 09:28
K9s For Warriors Jodie & Donna

 

“With PTSD, I was a prisoner to my symptoms. I was living my life like I had received a terminal diagnosis. I had so much compound trauma that I was kind of a shell of a person for a long time. I just kind of existed.” – Army Veteran, Jodie Revils

When Jodie Revils (Katy, Texas) joined the Army in 2002 as an 18-year-old infantryman it would have been inconceivable to anticipate the agonizing sequence of torment he’d endure, and ultimately be unable to truly confront for another 17 years.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 08:31

Roughly 20 veterans commit suicide every day, most unable to reconcile with PTSD symptoms that plague them upon returning home from deployment.

A complex and winding road eventually led Army veteran Becca Stephens to a Service Dog from K9s For Warriors, ultimately saving her from joining the more than 89,000 veterans who took their own life between 2005-2018, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:54
K9s Apprentice Training

Aiming to develop a pipeline of highly qualified dog trainers, K9s For Warriors has established a dedicated K9 trainer apprentice program, which officially began in March. After receiving more than 500 applications, four individuals were selected to take part in the inaugural five-month (20 week) training class, with the program being conducted at K9s For Warriors’ Gold Family Campus in Alachua, Fla.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 14:10
Roscoe to Camp K9

On March 30, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of K9s For Warriors receiving approval as a nonprofit organization (March 30, 2011). To commemorate this milestone, we also unveiled a new logo and brand identity, which we’re excited to share with our supportive community.

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 14:36
PAWS 2021

On February 11, the PAWS Act was reintroduced to the House, a bold call to the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) for action — and funding.

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:37

Since COVID-19 crashed the country and disrupted Army veteran Don Zuzula's own health, his home music studio has become a haven - not only for him, but for his PTSD service dog, Harbaugh.

Don was paired with Harbaugh in the February 2017 class of K9s For Warriors. After their three-week training at the organization’s headquarters in Florida, the new team returned to Don’s home and family in Michigan.

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:25

COVID-19 has shaken up our nation, causing each one of us to consider ways we can live life as normal as possible while staying home. If you, like many other supporters of K9s For Warriors, are looking for ways you can still stay involved with our program despite the pandemic, we have found a great way for you to continue that support while in the comfort of your home.