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K9 Care Montana, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have observed David Riggs for many years working with the Wounded Warrior Project and also autistic children. He breeds Labradors,, raises them, trains them according to the individual needs of the warrior and child. Then he DONATES the dog, free of charge, to the warrior or child. During the year, he holds numerous fund raisers in order to do this. Most individuals who train dogs for this purpose, either charge a large fee, or make it mandatory that the warrior or child's parents raise the money themselves. He feels the need to give back after suffering from a spinal cord injury when he was younger. He know the importance of a Service Dog to the healing process and the assistance the dog can offer He deserves this award more than anyone I know.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing what David Riggs and K9 Care has done for autistic children.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with David Riggs and the K9 Care Montana Agency has been nothing short of stellar!

A little background, my husband served 11 years active duty and was medically released, against his will, due to several failed surgeries from injuries experienced while deployed. He deployed 5 times in those 11 years. He now suffers from severe PTSD and is limited with his mobility.

I heard of K9 Care Montana thru Montana Wounded Warriors and put in an inquiry for getting a dog to help my husband with his mobility and PTSD disabilities.

David had been an AMAZING friend to our family since the first inquiry and he has gone out of his way several times for us. I am currently deployed and my husband is at home with our two very young children.

Our dog, Nala, is currently being trained by David and we look forward to being reunited with her and I personally look forward to seeing all David's hard work in action!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization. Not only have they got my brother the help he needed with his pup, but every event I have attended has been a instant memory k won't ever forget. Dogman cares so much for vets and pets.:) Thanks for caring k9care

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great program for Veterans ands with special needs. Dave puts the vets and kids first and is very professional.

2 Patrick56

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of spending yesterday with the wonderful people of K9 Care Montana. I wasn't even aware of the organization until just a few days ago when my wife told me about a fundraising golf event they were hosting in Bozeman. We have always been passionate about caring for veterans and animals so K9 Care Montana sounded like our kind of organization to support. I never knew going into yesterdays events how humbled I would feel at the end of the day. David Riggs does amazing things for these veterans. He is such a genuine person that truly cares about the veterans. I also can't say enough about how grateful the recipients of his service dogs are. K9 Care truly makes a difference for our wounded veterans, all at no cost to them. I find myself as a supporter because I appreciate supporting an organization where my donations directly support the veterans and not a bunch of salaries for office types. Keep up the great work K9 Care Montana!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you K9 Care Montana for donating a mobility service dog to my husband Keith (a disabled veteran). You've given Keith the gift of mobility through the service that Pintler provides him on a daily basis. He regularly catches Keith when he falls, helps him back up, makes sure he's ok, picks things up when he drops them, turns lights on to make sure he doesn't fall, keeps clear paths for Keith when in crowds, and protects his back.

Keith more independence, confident, less stressed knowing Pintler is there to help. He's able to go to public places, maneuver crowds, and travel more easily with Pintler by his side knowing that he's there to help. Pintler helps Keith more fully live life again and has brought incredible joy to our family.

Thank you David Riggs for founding K9 Care Montana and sharing your amazing dog training gift with us! You're providing families with autism and wounded warriors unmeasurable gift through the high quality and exceptionally trained service dogs and on going training that K9 Care Montana provides.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks to K9 Care Montana for helping my Son-in-Law. Trooper is a very welcome part of the family. He is a great helper for my Son-in-Law. Words can not express how thankful we are to K9 Care Montana for training Trooper to be great help to the family.

Misty10

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is autistic and is receiving a service dog from K9 Care MT. The change is language and confidence is huge with having the dog. We have been fostering Bridger since 7 weeks old, he is on now in training with David and we cant't wait to get him back. It amazes me how bounded the two of them are and we are looking forward to the future with him.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 care Montana has been a life changing organization for me. Before meeting David and receiving trooper I rarely left the house due to my ptsd and anxiety, now with trooper I am able to leave the house and know that he has my back when we do. If I ever fall he is there to help me up. Trooper is my battle buddy and David is the most sincere and giving person we have ever met. He truly cares about us wounded veterans. Thank you David and k9 Care Montana for giving me my life back!

2 Christopher55

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a recipient of a service dog from K9 Care Montana. My service dog has given back the ability to feel like I have a place in society. Prior to recieving my service dog Aspen I didnt feel comfortable and accepted by attending and or going places in the community. My service dog has helped me control the anxiety and the stress while out of my normal comfort zone. David Riggs from K9 Care Montana is an amazing person and his organization has not only changed my life but also the lives of my fellow veterans and their families.

2 Shauna7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen how these dogs save lives. K9 care is amazing!

2 Eric71

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother has a personal experience. He has just been issued "Trooper" his amazing service dog. He's so much help.

1 Kay D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin to describe K9 Care Montana? This organization not only raises, trains and gifts service dogs to Wounded Warriors, they provide support and friendship for life for the soldier, his service dog and his family. K9 Care Montana gifted a phenomenal service dog named Trooper to our eldest son who had lost his quality of life due to physical and mental injuries he developed during his 5 deployments. It's almost miraculous how Trooper and K9 Care Montana have given a lot of that quality of life back to him! I can't even begin to thank them for giving Trooper to our son AND for giving us our son back!! We will forever be indebted to this amazing organization!!

4 Holli D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 care Montana has changed our lives. They provide service dogs to wounded warriors free of charge. The dog they gifted us "trooper" has literally saved my husbands life and given us hope for the future. I cannot express how thankful I am for David and his organization!!!!