Shari Duval Campus, CAMP K9 - National Headquarters The K9s For Warriors National Headquarters is in Ponte Vedra, FL. Located two miles from the beautiful beaches of North Florida, and 23 miles from downtown Jacksonville, this campus is an all-in-one facility which consists of our kennels and administrative offices. Camp K9 is approximately 10 acres equipped with Warrior suites, a full kitchen, dining hall, lounge, exercise room and library/card room to accommodate the Warriors while class is in session. At this facility, the warriors reside for three weeks to train with their new battle buddies so that they can return to civilian life. Not only do the Warriors get to reside in a beautiful training facility, but the dogs do too! The dogs get to live in a top-notch environment with two kennels, totaling 67 climate-controlled stalls and five enclosed dog parks for training and play. When training is done, the dogs get to enjoy a dip in their bone-shaped pool to cool off and relax.
A 67-acre property in Central Florida was donated to us by the Gold family in 2017. The house features 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The property is powered by $1 million worth of solar panels, making it energy independent. It opened in 2018 as our second campus. This campus will target smaller class sizes.
This 8,000 sq. ft. facility will hold 30 kennels and sit on 3 acres of land adjacent to the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services and serve as K9s For Warriors’ hub in the southwestern United States. The focus of the Petco Foundation K9 Center’s team will be on saving larger, hard-to-rescue dogs by pulling them from the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services shelter. There, they will be given basic training in preparation to become a Service Dog for a veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Dogs selected for the K9s For Warriors program will be tested, housed and receive initial veterinary care at the Petco Foundation K9 Center. The dogs will be transported to Ponte Vedra, Florida to receive formal training to become Service Dogs accredited by Assistance Dogs International.