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Mission Statement: K9s For Warriors is ending veteran suicide and returning our warriors to a life of dignity and independence. We rescue and train shelter dogs to be paired as Service Dogs for warriors with service-connected Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.
About K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest veteran service organization providing highly skilled service dogs to post-9/11, disabled American heroes. Our goal is to empower warriors to return to life with dignity and independence. Preventing suicide attempts and suicidal ideation is our number one objective. That’s why the core of our training is focused on mitigating the symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
K9s For Warriors provides PTSD service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to those in our program in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Our focus is on healing - helping the veteran and paired service dog build a bond to facilitate healing and recovery. As the healing takes place, the reintegration to society begins. Warriors can return to their communities with a new “leash” on life as productive citizens who make a positive difference. After completing our three-week training program, they have gained the emotional means to repair their relationship with themselves, their families and their friends.
Roughly 90% of our service dogs come from shelters or are owner-surrendered. Instead of a life of abandonment or euthanasia, they are given a new purpose. With each graduate pair, we save two lives; we rescue the dog, and the dog rescues the warrior.
Executive Staff Available for Interview - Click here for staff bio page
Rory Diamond, CEO
Brett Simon, President & Co-founder