K9s For Warriors

Rating: 5 stars   95 reviews 5,003

Issues: Animals, Veterans

Location: 260 South Roscoe Blvd Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA

Mission: To provide service dogs to our troops & veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries. 95% of the canines used in the program come from rescue shelters. Giving veterans & rescue dogs new leashes on life.
Results: 160 warrior/canine teams have graduated from K9s For Warriors. Our 2015 goal is to graduate 50 warrior/canine teams, giving rescue dogs & warriors new leashes on life.
Target demographics: We serve active duty troops & veterans suffering from post traumatic stress related to post 9/11 service in our armed forces.
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 and traumatic brain injuries. (Dog are trained prior to the warriors' arrival)
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 27-5219467
(904)68601956
www.K9sforwarriors.org
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10 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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As a nonprofit, K9s for Warriors is tremendously successful from recruiting volunteers, to providing care and training for the wounded warriors and their service dogs, and managing such an phenomenal organization. It takes dedication to run an organization as efficiently as K9s for Warriors. Even better is the dogs that are rescued and retrained and re-socialized as service dogs for our wounded warriors that gave so much to this great country. I cannot overstate the amount of dedication, professionalism, and efficiency that this organization maintains. I am a Navy retiree and cannot think of a better cause for this nonprofit organization.

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Working with the dogs, most of all, a is a service to our veterans. The organization also provides a wonderful service in providing such a high calling for the many rescues. The dogs are often adorable and funny, loving their time in the exercise yard. I am always so pleased when they are matched with a warrior. The organization is such a win-win in so many wonderful ways. I feel honored to be associated with K9s For Warriors.

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I have been volunteering with K9s for Warriors for over 2 years now and I honestly can't think of a better organization to work with. They have the magic formula for success! They rescue dogs, who in turn, rescue these Warriors!! The organization ALWAYS puts the Warrior first!! And if, for whatever reason, the dog is not a suitable fit to be a service dog, they will make sure to find a home for this dog. Win-Win!! I'm very proud to be a volunteer with this organization and always walk away feeling an overwhelming sense of fulfillment.

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My husband and I have been volunteering with K9s for Warriors since September 2014. I love everything about this awesome organization- what they do for our veterans to help get their lives back, what they do for all the rescue dogs by saving their lives from being in shelters, and what all they do to bring the two together- saving both the dogs' and the veterans' lives. I got accidentally injured once while volunteering and they were so sweet to check up on me to see how I was after. If a job ever came open with them, I would go work for them in a heartbeat! Love this group, volunteering with them is the highlight of my week!

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When I lived in St. Augustine, I volunteered for this wonderful organization, K9's for Warriors. They use either donated puppies or Rescues. I would say 94 percent are rescues. They train these dogs to assist veterans who have PTSD or Traumatic Brain injuries. I was fortunate to befriend one of these veterans and these dogs give these veterans back their lives. Many of whom who couldn't leave their homes until they got a K9's for Warriors trained dog. This organization is giving our wounded warriors back their lives. Please support them. They provide miracles.

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This is the best non-profit I have ever been involved with. I learned about this organization August 2014 when we moved to the area from the Southwest. I feel very privileged to be able to offer my time to K9s For Warriors. I do Kasseroles for K9s once a month or so. That means cooking a dinner meal for the current warriors who are there. Every time I drop off a meal, I feel so proud to know that I just cooked for our veterans. I also take a 2 hour shift exercising the dogs that are waiting for their warriors. Those dogs are all very special. K9s for Warriors always let the volunteers know how important we are to the organization. We are not just a number to them. I do not know of many organizations that can say that.

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I have been a volunteer at K9's for Warriors for over 2 years and served in several capacities for them. I have first hand experience with their work to rescue dogs and transform them to become service dogs, saving most from certain death. I have seen the looks on the Warrior's faces when they first meet their dogs and I have witnessed the transformation come over the two as they worked together and bonded as a team. The dog and trainer wind up rescuing one another from a dark and uncertain future that either would have faced alone. Makes me proud to say that I am associated with such a great organization, watch the rescue/transformation process first hand and to see that donations are spent wisely and carefully.

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Amazing organization that puts Veterans at the forefront of their existence. I've had the opportunity to interact with many Veteran support organizations over the last several years and not all of them do as much for Veterans as I have seen from K9s For Warriors. They do the most good for these deserving men and women with a minimal amount of resources and I could only imagine how many other lives and families they could help with more support. Truly an amazing group of dedicated people doing wonderful work for Veterans, their families and the northeast Florida community.

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I cannot say enough about the blessing and opportunity I have been given to serve those who have given so much to serve us! I first learned of K9s for Warriors when the announcement came that they would move their location into our town (Nocatee) just about a year ago. From my first inquiry regarding volunteering, to-date I can honestly say I have never been so proud to be even a smallest part of such a wonderful organization! Not only in assisting with the Dogs, my first passion and love but to be able to pair that with be any part of their finding their forever home with both active troops and veterans whose very life may be saved with pairing of a service dog, is truly priceless. I am overwhelmed at the thankfulness and support of the staff and other volunteers, let alone the warriors who come to be trained with their dogs whether it be to assist in the kennels to take the dogs out for a potty break, bringing a home-cooked meal, or fostering a dog or pup all efforts have been greeted with the up-most support from staff and other volunteers and unbelieveable appreciation from all!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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