Service Dogs for Veterans

Empowering Heroes, Healing Hearts, Forging Paths to Peace.

At K9 Partners for Patriots, we are on a mission to make a significant impact on the alarming rates of veteran suicides caused by the overwhelming effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST). Our approach is unique and powerful – pairing rescue dogs with qualifying veterans and guiding them through our 25-week Service Dog Training Program — at NO COST to the Veteran.

Veterans, PTSD and the Power of the Paw

Our impact is profound and far-reaching. By uniquely pairing rescue dogs with veterans, we create bonds that transcend words, leading to healing, companionship, and mutual rescue. Our transformative 6-month service dog training program, led by certified instructors, guides veterans in turning these rescue dogs into their personal service animals, paving the way for independence and emotional well-being.

Our dedication to making a meaningful difference is evident in the countless lives we’ve touched. Beyond the tangible benefits of these canine companions, we’ve built a resilient community rooted in compassion, strength, and a shared belief in the extraordinary healing Power of the Paw. Together, we are rewriting the stories of veterans’ lives, fostering positive change, and championing the transformative potential within the unique connection between veterans and their service dogs.

USAF Veteran Wendy and Service Dog Maverick

Our Impact

Since 2014


Active Program Veterans


Dogs Rescued


Service Dog Teams Graduated

Holistic Support for Mental Wellness

Empowering Veterans to Lead the Way

We believe in the profound connection between veterans and their service dogs. Our approach is unique – from day one; it’s the veteran who takes the lead in training their loyal companion, creating a powerful bond. Our certified trainers play a crucial role by guiding and instructing veterans through our comprehensive 25-week program, empowering them to transform their dogs into highly-trained service animals.

Guidance Every Step of the Way

Our certified trainers don’t just teach; they provide unwavering support as veterans navigate the training journey. The emphasis is on the bond formed between the veteran and their dog, a relationship that becomes a source of strength and stability.

In-House Counseling for Mental Well-Being

Understanding the challenges veterans face, our in-house LCSW actively monitors classes and offers free counseling to program participants. We prioritize mental health, recognizing that the journey to a certified service dog team is not just about training a service dog but also about fostering resilience and well-being.

Promoting Confidence and Connection

Through our program, veterans move beyond self-doubt and gain confidence as they witness their dog transform into a highly trained service partner. The process is not just about training; it’s a journey of self-discovery and reconnection facilitated by our dedicated team.

A Holistic Approach to Healing

From personalized dog training to mental health support, our holistic approach ensures veterans receive comprehensive care. K9 Partners for Patriots is committed to not just reducing veteran suicides but also to promoting the mental and emotional well-being of those who have served our nation.

Our Distinctive Edge

Specialize in Working with Veterans

K9 Partners for Patriots specializes in working with veterans who struggle specifically with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), and MST (military sexual trauma).

The Veteran Trains the Dog

Veterans enroll in our comprehensive 25-Week Service Dog Training Program. The veteran trains the dog from day one with the guidance of our certified trainers and two master trainers on staff.

Saving Two Lives at a Time

K9 Partners for Patriots focuses on matching rescue dogs with veterans based on their specific needs and training them to become service dogs, providing a second chance to these animals while also assisting veterans.

Holistic Support & In-House Counseling

K9 Partners for Patriots offers a range of holistic support services. These include counseling, peer support, and community events.

Training Tailored to PTSD and Trauma

Customized training that addresses the specific challenges faced by veterans with PTSD, TBI, and trauma-related issues.

Fiercely Family

Support beyond just providing service dogs. This could include ongoing training, mental health resources, and a strong community of fellow veterans who have also benefited from our program.

Stories of Courage

Discover inspiring tales of courage as veterans share their transformative journeys with their service dogs. These heartwarming stories illuminate the profound impact of canine companionship, showcasing how these dedicated service animals provide solace, support, and newfound strength.

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