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K9 Navigators Assistance Dogs, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: The mission of K9 Navigators is to provide assistance dogs (service and skilled assistance dogs) to active duty and retired military personnel and their families severely injured while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. All of our services are provided at no cost to the recipient. K9 Navigators does not receive government support and relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, civic and veteran service organizations.

Results: "Cassie has changed our lives so much. Seh is trained to help with mobility, balance and retrieval. She helps me walk up stairs so I don't have to crawl on all fours. She picks things up when I drop them and notices when people come up behind me. When a loud noise startles me she provides sensory input to keep me in the present moment instead of having flashbacks. Thank you K9 Navigators." Cpt. (Ret.) J.P. U.S. Army K9 Navigators is proud to have empowered so many veterans, active military and first responders severely injured while defending the freedoms we enjoy today. Freedom is not free.

Target demographics: Veterans, active military personnel, first responders (and their families) suffering from debilitating illness, spinal cord injuries, peripheral and central balance distorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Geographic areas served: Primarily in MD, VA, NJ, DE, PA, GA and other states depending on needs of the applicant.

Programs: Assistance Dogs (service dogs and skilled assistance dogs) professionally trained to give the gift of independence, mobility, safety, and companionship that only a professionally trained dog can provide. K9 Navigators trains dogs to retrieve dropped items, open or close doors, provide balance and stability, seizure alert, calming effect for times of high anxiety. Service Dogs are granted equal access and can accompany the recipient where ever he or she goes.

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