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Review for Alpha K9 Service Program, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I returned from my final deployment with the U.S. Army in March, and after 10.5 years of multiple deployments around the globe, I decided to find something else to do with my life that also made me feel fulfilled. I found Alpha K9 at a Yellow Ribbon event hosted for returning soldiers, and Kevin Cameron was there to introduce Alpha K9 with his dog Dasko. I had no idea something like Alpha K9 existed, a company with the sole purpose of serving anyone with PTSD or other issues by training their dogs to be constant and unbiased companions.

Then I found out that Alpha K9 served the local community, and also trained personal pets as well in order to help families become whole with a well behaved dog as a beloved member of that family. Since that day in June 2014, I have been volunteering daily at Alpha K9, and have become an Apprentice Trainer. Alpha K9 has become my first home. I don't suffer from my constant issues which stem from my PTSD while there, and not only is it a safe place for me...its somewhere that I get to help my brothers and sisters who suffer with the same issues that I do. I wake up every day with a desire to go to the Alpha K9 facility, and I go to sleep every night feeling proud of the work that I accomplished! Where else in this world can a person say that?

Thank you Alpha K9 for the countless Vets that you've helped and will continue to help; the numerous families that you've touched and will continue to touch; and all of the lives you've changed. Especially mine.

Role:  Volunteer