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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: Our Mission is to give wounded warriors and special needs children the quality of life they deserve by providing service dogs to mitigate their disabilities and also by providing customized outdoor experiances in Western Montana.

Results: We have had amazing results! Our service dogs have given freedom to housebound warriors and given speech to non-verbal children with autism!

Target demographics: wounded warriors and children with autism

Direct beneficiaries per year: multiple wounded warriors and children/families facing autism

Geographic areas served: Philipsburg, Montana

Programs: High quality Service Dogs and customized outdoor programs and activities.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not a personal recipient, but have watched with awe at the compassion, acceptance, patience and love that are present for every recipient. To be admired!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nine years ago, my husband & I adopted a beautiful baby boy from a courageous young birth mother. Before his 3rd Birthday, he was diagnosed with Autism. We immediately sought out every possible resource & therapy available & have had great success in his treatment, but our son's needs constantly change. Finding K9 Care of Montana has been an answer to our prayers & provided us with the missing link to our son's care. We received an amazing puppy several months ago & our son is building a meaningful relationship with his dog. He is already bringing him such joy & confidence. THANK YOU, David & K9 Care Montana for the incredible gift of freedom, peace & a constant companion for a sometimes lonely & scared little boy. This dog is changing all our lives & we are truly grateful.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so pleased to be a part of this non-profit. David and his team truly care about their recipients, myself included. David and K9 Care provide hope for wounded veterans and children with Autism.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Taylor ballweber I have been a I've been a junior trainer for canine care Montana for 5 years now this nonprofit is not only a charity it's not profit is it like a family to me and a family to those that we help if there's a bag of dog food or any vet bills we take care of it and that's what a nonprofit should be not just a charity but a family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have special needs twins who are recipients of a service dog through K9 Care. We have fostered Drake since he was 9 weeks old. It's amazing to watch the twins and Drake grow together as one unit. As Drake matures we are constantly discovering new ways we can use him as a tool to service the unique needs of each child. It's comforting to know that Drake will accompany the twins from young children into adulthood, and that Drake will be evolving as their needs evolve. David Riggs wears his heart on his sleeve. He has welcomed us with open arms into the K9 Care family. We are so thankful for K9 Care and to David Riggs who has uplifted so many lives. Thank you.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recipient I can honestly say that I don't know where I would be today without my best friend Abrams. I owe my quality of life that I live now to David Riggs. When you are with the K9CM family they treat you as exactly that. You are family and that in itself is an amazing feeling. Thank you Dave and everyone at K9CM! Eric Scott

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say thank you enough for what you have done for my family and I! Having my service dog has truly allowed me to start living again. I'm so thankful for K9CM and don't know what I would do without this new family I have gained.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

David is a man committed to helping others successfully integrate into society and become independent! He does a fantastic job promoting the cause and working collaboratively with many groups to help support his cause. He is WONDERFUL!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have known Dogman's family for years. Met Dogman 3 years ago and was impressed with his enthusiasm and commitment to his work. Dedicated to training the best service dogs with love. He's an amazing person with an amazing story.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known David since before he moved to Montana. I love what he is doing and what he stands for. He is the most caring and loving person I know. He puts his whole heart into this nonprofit. Thank you for all you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is a recipient of a dog through the ASD program. She has fostered him
since he was nine weeks old. He loves her so much and she loves him. Their bond is a beautiful thing to behold. David has given Alexa everything she needs to be successful in the fostering/training of Timber. We had the opportunity to visit Montana last month and get to work with David personally. Alexa loved every second we were there and is already making plans to return. She is also researching how to continue her education to become a dog trainer and continue working with K9CM. We are so appreciative of the opportunities that Alexa has been given and are looking forward to her future with Timber by her side.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just made my first trip out west to Montana. The trip was way more than I could have ever imagined. I spent time training with David, fly fishing, exploring the mountains, four wheeling and meeting the infamous Boulder. The whole thing was breath taking and a once in a lifetime experience. David went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of and had everything we needed. We had a blast exploring the little town of Philipsburg and seeing the surrounding area. David has made my life easier with a beautiful partner and teammate. He goes above every expectation of a dog trainer and makes you feel like family. I am beyond blessed to have been accepted into this program and hope that many others may be able to benefit the same way I have.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful for what David has done in my life to change it for the better. He is very willing to take time from his very busy schedule and sit down with you. He has done amazing work for me and many others.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Dave since my first trip to Montana with my dad in 2006, before Dave even started K9 Care Montana, and I have visited him almost every year since. Dave is one of the most genuine people I have ever met, and I consider him family. As a member of the Army, though I am not a wounded warrior, I get to see firsthand the impact a service animal can have on a wounded warrior, and as such, I wholeheartedly endorse Dave’s program and his dogs. Over the years I have known Dave, I have had the pleasure of meeting dozens of dogs that he has placed in families of wounded warriors and children with autism, free of cost to the families. Every one of those dogs has impressed me with its temperament, training, and intrinsic desire to fulfill its role as a service animal. If you are in need of a service dog, look no further than K9 Care Montana. You will be hard pressed to find a better dog, or a more caring and accommodating trainer, than what you will find with Dave and K9 Care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a wounded warrior and recipient of a trained service dog by David Riggs of K9 Care MT. David is an amazing man who does so much for us vets it is unbelievable. And he does it at absolutely zero cost to us. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to him, and to all the families in K9 care MT. We all share a bond and have become our own family, much like we were in the military.
My pup Faith, is an amazing dog. Through David's training she helps me navigate my TBI and my PTSD. Some days when it is hard to function or be in society she guides me through it. My Service dog has truly become part of my overall health and I owe it to David Riggs of K9 Care MT

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This past week I have had the privilege to spend time enjoying many outings put on by k9 care Montana. David and kelly and Holli do an amazing job taking care of us disabled vets. They are truly amazing and I just can't begin to tell you how blessed I am. If you are looking for a non profit to support than look no further.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a veteran, I find David Dogman Riggs dedication to this cause remarkable. His unwavering devotion to these great dogs, and such a worthy cause, is a blessing. Keep up the great work my friend, I look up to you.

1 Chris262

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the day we brought this angel, Dakota, home from Phillipsburg a year and a half ago, she has made a tremendous impact in the lives of my husband and I. We had seen the amazing work that David Riggs had done with other veterans, and when we were chosen to receive this amazing gift we were thrilled and nervous at the same time. Would she fit in with us? and our other dogs? Would we be able to train her right? Would we mess her up?

Dakota has made our house a home again, with laughter and entertainment. She has made it so that my husband is able to do so many of the things that had become "uncomfortable" doing. In the short amount of time that we have been blessed with Dakota; she has traveled with my husband on a boat, bus, plane; gone across the country; enabled him to start going to shows and begin working and attending events; and allowed him go places that he hadn't dared venture in years.

Dakota has become such an amazing member of our home. She fits in to our family, our "dog family" and our lives so perfectly I can't imagine life without her. She is strong, and smart, and funny. David has chosen such a noble profession and is so dedicated to all of his "clients".

Thank you David Riggs for making our lives that much better!!! We will always be here for you!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several years ago I was introduced to David Riggs, Founder of K9 Care Montana. My first impression was spot on: he has an incredible passion and commitment to helping those in need through the service dogs he provides to recipientsee at no cost to the families. You can truly see the positive impact he has on the those involved in the program. His service provides families with new opportunities and opens doors to independence and freedoms that were previously not available to them.

Since my initial meeting, I have started to volunteer for K9 Care Montana to better help him continue his mission of providing service dogs to those in need.

K9 Care Montana is a great non-profit to support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being associated with K9 Care Montana since the 2014. My husband is a wounded veteran and was fortunate enough to be selected as a recipient for a service dog from K9 Care Montana. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the positive impact his service dog has made in his life. The benefit of his service dog has been a true gift and provides him more freedom and independence than he ever imagined he could have.

K9 Care Montana is an incredible organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of wounded veterans and their families.

We are honored to be part of this organization and highly recommend them. They have proven their dedication and commitment to helping those in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is a recipient of an ASDiT, Timber this past April. Timber has been such a joy to our family. His bond with my daughter was instant and is growing into something so beautiful through the foster program. She is honored to be instrumental in the training process and has learned so much from this experience. Even though he is only 10 months old, Timber already reads her so well and knows what she needs even before she does. It's an amazing thing to watch. They are best buds. I can't wait to see what the future holds for these two! David, thanks for your dedication and passion!

1 Keith67

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was one of the first Warriors chosen to receive a dog from K9 care. Dogman has gone above and beyond anything excited since I started in the program in 2012. My service dog is my lifeline most days, and is currently curled up on the couch next to me snoring away. Without K9 care and Dogman I don't known where I would be today

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogman puts his heart n soul into K9 Care!!! Always has a smile & warm hug for his friends & loved by everyone.
Thank You for all that you do!
God Bless

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

David Riggs truly lives his life to help others. Having one of his dogs has allowed me to live a life I never thought I would be able to live. He develops life long friendships with his service dog families and lives the motto "Serving those that have served us"..