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K9s For Warriors

Rating: 4.93 stars   121 reviews 9,890

Address:

114 Camp K9 Road Ponte Vedra FL 32081 USA

Mission:

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Results:

177 Warrior-Service K9 teams have graduated from K9s For Warriors. We have rescued over 200 dogs from shelters, and we have found loving, permanent homes for all dogs which did not make our program.

Target demographics:

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

In 2014 50 Warriors & 50 dogs rescued from shelters will receive new leashes on life as Warrior-Service K9 teams.

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

Three week in house program providing service dogs to our nations troops & veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. (Dog are trained prior to the warriors' arrival)

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(904) 686-1956
www.K9sforwarriors.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

30 people found this review helpful

I as a recipient of a wonderful K9 from K9s for Warriors. Having the training onsight at their facility was a major plus. It allowed me time to bond with my dog. They are very helpful and a great Org. Having Maverick has helped me not to think of war. I can channel; my thoughts on him. His needs and he keeps me occupied. With out K9s for Warriors. I wouldnt have this new lease on life. Thank you K9s and Mom. Matt, Brett, Danique, Ross, thank you all

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed its an amazing place and org

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have been volunteering at k9s for warriors for several years and have watched them grow. This organization has to be one of the most rewarding programs I have ever known. Dogs who are abandoned, or abused are partnered with warriors who themselves have been wounded with PTSD, etc. Both of their lives are so enriched through this process. I thank God for being allowed to do a small part to help with this endeavor.
Tina Skipper

 
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10 people found this review helpful

K9's for warriors is a very dedicated non profit organization that cares for all members of our military. I had the honor of receiving a service dog for PTSD from them. Before I went for training and bonding with my service dog I wasn't able to leave my home or go out in public with out having panic or anxiety attacks. After several months with my service dog she gave me confidence and courage to leave my home. I was so blessed to find this program and every team member there genuinely care about our well being. A wonderful organization.

 
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20 people found this review helpful

I am a combat Veteran and diagnosed with PTSD after coming back from Afghanistan in July 2012. I couldn't leave my house and no interaction with other people, nightmares you name it I had it. My VA doctor (psychiatrist) told me about K9s for Warriors to get a service dog. I went home and goggled them and started my application. It is so worth all the paper work and in March of 2014 I entered their training program which is 3 1/2 weeks of in house training and bonding with your Service Dog. It is no cost for post 9-11 Veterans. I can't say enough about everyone there. Training program is top notch. I was treated like family and the bond you get with your service dog is amazing. When I came home with Karma she literally saved my life as I saved hers too. She was 1 day from being put down and K9s saw in her what a great service dog she would be. They were so right and Karma was just right for me. Slowly I began to leave the house with Karma. She changed my life and gave me such confidence and courage. Basically, the statement giving veterans a new lease on life is just what they did. I still stay in touch because once your in the family it's forever. I tell all my combat veteran brothers and sisters what a great organization they are. Please if anyone out there has PTSD and can't do it on they're own get in touch with K9s for warriors. I how have a new lease on life. Thank you Shari Duvall, Brent and Matt to mention a few trainers that made sure when I left for home with Karma that I was well prepared with all info and training for a successful future with my Service dog. One of their top priorities is to stop veterans committing suicide. Thank you K9's for a new life. Debra and Karma.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing, they are very organized and very well trained in saving lives with PTSD and TBI injuries.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Rescue dogs AND veterans. This is the best non-profit in Jacksonville. I just started volunteering, but I can already tell that this place is going to change everything when it comes to PTSD. I haven't got to work with the veterans, but the dogs are great!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

My husband is a graduate of K9s For Warriors and the whole program has been amazing. The staff stayed in contact with my husband from day one and they always seem to be checking in on him or doing other services for him. We love our special k9 too!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Great place to volunteer! The new dog parks are amazing and the new kennel is spectacular. I have to say, it is a lot of work getting the dogs out there...especially the big ones, but it is SO worth it!

 
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9 people found this review helpful

Saddened to read a negative comment aimed at ED of K9s For Warriors. This review was obviously written by a disgruntled employee. Having personal interactions with this outstanding organization on a professional level for two years and As a high ranking military officer, no need to defend this rant, it simply is a a malicious attempt to discredit a fine man and holds no credibility.

 
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9 people found this review helpful

K9s for warriors only uses rescue dogs, and I think that is amazing. Too many dogs are euthanized all across America. This is a great solution!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

This is a five star charity. They save lives, I know I am a volunteer and have seen the amazing work they do. From the top down they are a dedicated group of men and women with a mission of saving lives. Their dogs are rescued from shelters. The love , dedication, each and every employee in this organization is amazing. I have supported many non-profits in my life, none as true and honest as this one. Thanks K9, your volunteers are proud to lend our support.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to be able to serve more veterans

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I love volunteering with all of the dogs. It is hard work out there, but the dogs and the warriors are worth it!

 
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