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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations

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

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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"..

1 Tangi L.

Donor

Rating: 5

K9 care produces high quality service dogs. I got the privilege of seeing many of the dogs at work over the weekend at a banquet. I was very impressed with the training the dogs receive as well as the training the veterans receive on handling the dogs. Great organization, look forward to seeing it grow.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to K9 Care MT. Your service to our country's wounded warriors and children with autism is outstanding. I am thankful having been paired with Jade. She is my battle buddy. She knows me, she has adapted to me, and I can always count on her to be there. She is safety and comfort when I couldn't find anywhere or anything else that felt safe. Jade has helped me in being able to open up again to the world. There truly are no words to express the positive impact she has made and continues to make. K9 Care MT has been a bridge to connection with myself and my recovery. David Riggs is the piece that has brought light to the dark, encouraging healing, growth, and sustainability. Thank you

1 Michael289

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Care Montana has changed my life with my Service Dog Ruger. I am now more able to go out in to public and be more free and independent. Ruger has also helped me get off highly addictive anxiety medications. Thank you David Riggs!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not begin to say how much Ruger my Service Dog has changed my life. The new found independence. The fact that when he is with me I don't need to take my anxiety meds. Most importantly if I fall he is there to help me get back up.

Thank you K9 Care Montana! !!!

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1 SEEBKT

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you K9CM for everything you do! There are no words to describe how important you are to the people's lives that you touch!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program has changed our families lives! Maverick Abrams is a perfect fit to the Scott family, my husband has done a complete turn around and were still early into this process. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for disabled vets and families with special needs!