Giving Veterans

A Positive Path Forward

K9 Partners for Patriots provides professional service dog training to military veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. Our unique methodology of teaching the veteran to train a rescue dog from day one forms a strong bond of trust, communication, and companionship.

Battling Today for Veterans to Live a Better Tomorrow

Service Dog Training Program

Absolutely No Charge EVER!

The dog, the complete 24-week service dog training course, and all necessary equipment are provided to the veteran absolutely FREE of charge. There is NEVER any charge to the veteran for anything.

Innovative

From Shelter To Service

Most of our service dog candidates are procured from shelters and rescues. Each dog is matched with a veteran based on the veteran’s specific needs to form a service dog team. From day one, our certified dog trainers teach program veterans how to train their service animals in classes of no more than 10 teams.

Saving 2 lives at a time!

Veteran and Service Dog Chance

Our Mission

We exist to prevent veteran suicide, to provide hope and healing for those struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury or Military Sexual Trauma. Together we provide a positive path forward through the experience of training and caring for their own service dog in a safe environment of camaraderie, friendship & family that brings veterans from self-doubt to self-confidence; from isolation to reconnection.

Program Research & Impact

47%*

of our program veterans report a decrease in suicide ideation and suicidal behaviors.

Study conducted by the University of Central Florida.

50%*

of our program veterans report that they feel safer after completing the program.

Study conducted by the University of Central Florida.

679

active program veterans.

Last updated 11/2022.

354

total veterans graduated.

Last updated 11/2022.

211

total dogs rescued to date.

Last updated 11/2022.

*COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on veterans dealing with PTSD, TBI, and MST. The forced isolation required by a global pandemic was counterproductive to the socialization and engagement required to heal. K9 Partners for Patriots remained connected to our program veterans via virtual training videos and Facebook Live meetings. However, we believe this approach caused increased stress for some of our veterans.

We are happy to report that we are functioning normally again and feel confident that our program veterans will begin reporting significant positive change. Connection and support is crucial to the well being of veterans who are struggling and  our goal of ending veteran suicide.

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