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Canines With a Cause

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Create a sustainable and replicable program that engages veterans throughout the U.S. to train dogs from high-kill shelters as cost-effective service, emotional therapy and companion dogs.

Results: Since our inception in September of 2010, we have placed 165 dogs in loving homes.

Target demographics: Shelter Dogs, Veterans and Children suffering with PTSD

Direct beneficiaries per year: 95 dogs, 71 Veterans

Geographic areas served: Utah

Programs: Assessment and placement of shelter dogs for Veterans and others in need of a well trained companion or emotional service dog. Free training program and support for those adopting through our "Train the Trainer Program". Dogs are also "pre-trained" in the Utah State Prison with inmate trainers. Free adoptions and support for seniors wanting senior dogs and cats.

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I think Kathy King has a true vision. Not only is she saving dogs lives, she is impacting many lives in many ways. Please step up and Give Back to Canines With A True Cause and effect.


Rating: 5

Canines with a Cause is an amazing non-profit that goes beyond expectations. Not only do they save canine lives but they save human ones by working with veterans. The work they do is incredible and I've met many of their volunteers, all passionate and knowledgable. When I donate to them I know they are not going to waste a penny and it all goes to continuing their mission.



Rating: 5

I have a hard time writing or talking about this wonderful organization with out a tear in my eye. It comes straight from my heart I LOVE this organization and putting it very straight forward this organization saves lives. I have always felt we do not do enough to edecate people about dogs, so they don't end up in shelters or pounds. And I feel we owe more to our veterans, who give so much for us as a nation. CWAC SAVES LIVES. The first life it saves is that of shelter dog, who does not understand where they are or why they are there. The second life it saves is that of the brave solider coming back from war who has fought for our country, our freedom, our rights. Cathy, Shawn and all the volunteers, fosters, donors, work selfless to match dogs with veterans, so they can both sleep peaceful at night. CWAC has spread the word that we can all work together to make a win/win situation. Cathy has spoke to church groups, businesses, government agencies, attends conferences, lobbies on capital hill for animal rights and veterans rights. This orgainzation deserves to be spot lighted and known to everyone - it shows we can help... one dog and one solider at a time turns into many.


Rating: 5

I fell in love with Canines With a Cause when I attended their fundraiser in Park City, and learned of their compassionate giving of time energy, and yes., love, to our brave veterans. These men and women serve our country and return often so emotionally damaged. To see a sweet dog, rescued from the pound, trained by CWC volunteerrs who are professional trainers, and given to a Veteran, to ease their anxiety levels, and know they have a companion who loves them is just beautiful! God's own work done by CWC. I plan to attend and give each year.