How to Help Veterans and Service Dogs-in-Training from Your Sofa

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.

We have created an Amazon wish list to give you and your family a fun way to support K9s For Warriors. Our Amazon wish list is filled with items that both our Warrior classes and the Service Dogs-in-training use during their time on campus. On our wish list, items such as the Nylabones, Jolly Balls, KONGs, and peanut butter are used for our Service Dogs-in-training’s playtime. We love to reward our dogs with their favorite treat or toy for their amazing work during training, and it is the cutest sight to see a dog happily running around during playtime with one of these items that help them relax after a hard training session. Playtime also helps them bond with their K9 trainer or Warrior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It costs $0 for veterans to participate in our three-week program. We can provide our no-cost, lifesaving service to our Warriors with the help of our supporters, like yourself, and with the donation of items such as paper towels, toilet paper, plasticware, paper plates, and other household necessities.

While social distancing at home, your family can have some fun shopping online and can take turns picking items out for our Warriors and Service Dogs-in-training on our digital shopping list.

How it works:

  1. Make sure you are signed into Amazon and that K9s For Warriors is your nonprofit of choice in Amazon Smile. To learn about Amazon Smile and how to make K9s For Warriors your nonprofit of choice, click here
  2. Click here for our Amazon wish list.
  3. Enjoy choosing items that Warriors and Service Dogs-in-training will use during their stay on campus. To successfully choose an item, click “Add to Cart.”
  4. When your family is through choosing their items, review the items in your cart and press “proceed to checkout.”
  5. At the top of the page, locate K9s For Warriors’ address, which will automatically be inputted for you. Under the address press “Deliver to this address.”
  6. Choose your payment method, press continue, and review your order.
  7. Confirm your order.
  8. Get excited that your items will be helping future Warriors and Service Dogs-in-training!

If you prefer in-person shopping, here is a list of items that K9s For Warriors is in need of:

For the Kennel:

  • Nylabones (extreme chewer, large, x-large)
  • Jolly Balls (8”, hard plastic, no handles)
  • Gift cards to Petco or Petsmart
  • Peanut Butter (No organic/No crunchy please)
  • Paper towels
  • Large KONG chew toys

For the Warrior Clubhouse/pantry:

  • Tissues
  • Napkins
  • Plasticware
  • Paper plates (no Styrofoam please)
  • Disposal coffee cups
  • Magic Erasers
  • Paper towels
  • Office supplies including copy paper and envelopes

 

On behalf of all K9s For Warriors’ Service Dogs, Warriors and staff, we would like to thank you for your constant support during uncertain times. We hope you enjoy our new, fun opportunity to support K9s For Warriors virtually in your home!

If you have any further questions, please email info@k9sforwarriors.org.

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