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

Mission: Our Mission is to give wounded veterans and children facing autism 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 and independence to housebound veterans and given speech and assistance to non-verbal children with autism! All service dogs, programs and services are provided at no cost.

Target demographics: wounded veterans & families and children facing autism

Direct beneficiaries per year: ultiple wounded veterans and children/families facing autism

Geographic areas served: Livingston, Montana

Programs: High quality Service Dogs and customized outdoor programs and activities, at no cost to the recipient.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Joseph Marlene P.

Donor

Rating: 5

It warms our hearts every time to see the dogs. The puppies are trained in a caring environment. The major problems people have these days can be helped by these dogs as well as the people running K9 Care Montana. Knowing they're going out to help is why we donate.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Care Montana has helped to changed my husband's daily life ten fold by giving my combat veteran husband his forever battle buddy, Sam. This non-profit goes above and beyond to help provide some normal for our veterans through daily companionship and assistance with their service dogs each moment of every day. We are forever grateful to David Riggs and K9 Care Montana!!!

1 Luke W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a lifesaving organization. The service K9 Care provides improved the life of us veterans.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As one of the first recipients of this organization, I have had the pleasure to watch them grow and help more veterans and autistic families every year. There are alot of veteran organizations out there, but David has truly dedicated his life and his ability as a dog trainer to helping others. Truly a phenomenal organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recipient of one of K9CMs' service dogs, I can not say enough about David Riggs. He walks the walk when it comes to caring for wounded veterans. He truly has selflessly dedicated his gift of dog training to the service of veterans.

1 Chris M.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent group of people. I don't know where I would be today, with out the help and support of David and all of the K9 Care family. Thank you David for Sarge and what he has already done for me and what he will do for me in the future.

1 Michael289

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Care Montana has helped change my life for the better with my Service Dog Kimber. She has helped me become more independent out in public and lead a more normal life.

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization devoted to bettering the lives of service members nationwide!!! This is cause that makes a difference, and would be an excellent place to volunteer, or maybe contribute! David, the staff, and his amazing dogs, are dedicated to making the lives of these service members better!!!

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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 SFC-Retired

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 care Montana trained my service dog Faith who helps aid me with TBI and PTSD. Davis Riggs is an amazing man with a huge heart to help wounded veterans get out into the world again with the use of a service dog. I know my life has been forever impacted by my dog.

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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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Mike V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that helped me a lot with training my dog!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a K9CM volunteer for the past 9 years , its been fun watching them grow into the wonderful giving charity they are today. I've enjoyed watching the veterans and dogs form unbreakable bonds. The dog saves the warrior and the warrior saves the dog....its been miraculous.

1 Dawn114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been blessed to be able to support this wonderful cause for 7 years. As Veterans, both my husband and I understand the importance of what K9 Care Montana does. We have seen the difference the dogs make in our wounded warriors after they come home. David gives 100% of himself to this cause. He has been able to be a blessing to many of those who have served us. Looking forward to helping this cause for many years to come. God bless you David Riggs and all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to support this cause. Dogman, David Riggs, is awesome and tireless to this cause. This program really changes people's lives. To see the smiles on the faces of the veterans who are lucky enough to get one of the dogs trained by Dogman says it all. Life changing...Thank you David.

1 Nicholas D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cant say enough about this organization, david, and all his "helpers". His generosity and training abilities make a great pairing while making life easier for veterans and saving lives! Keep up the great things k9cm!!

1 Kari Jo E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Care is an amazing non-profit that helps wounded veterans and autistic children. The dogs David trains are top notch, quality dogs. David is very compassionate and cares about all of his recipients. We are blessed to be part of the K9 Care Montana team.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son Scott received a service dog from K9care Montana. Jake is the best dang thing that ever happened to Scott following his military service. Jake has put purpose, security and the drive to face the challenges life brings with a positive attitude and outlook. K9Care Montana is the BEST!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with autism in February 2018 after many years of challenges and searching for answers. Navigating both the medical and educational systems has been complex and complicated. As the mom, I’ve shed many tears along the way. Her acceptance into K9Care Montana’s service dog program has been THE greatest gift to our daughter and then also to our family. The impact of the relationship between our daughter and this dog will be felt by all of us all the way through her teen years and into her early twenties. I honestly cannot imagine a single organization having a greater impact on our daughter’s life, and thus our entire familiy’s life, than what K9Care has offered to us through their program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

David has provided has given me hope for more independence for the future. He has done an amazing job meeting all the needs we have discussed. I could not be more thankful for the optterinity at freedom. Thank you K9CM!

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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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erinzinser

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Care Montana provided a service dog to my daughter, who was diagnosed with autism. Her SD has given her a new sense of security, helping her deal with her anxiety and sensory issues, among other things. They are very attached to each other, which we feel was amplified since she got him as a puppy and they bonded so strongly within that first year. The process was so easy and David has been so accommodating to her needs, helping her whenever she had questions or a concern about anything! We love K9CM and are looking forward to having a relationship with them for years to come. We plan on becoming more involved with fundraising and helping wherever possible. Thanks K9CM!!

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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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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!

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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.

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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.