Our Mission & Vision
We’re Helping Veterans Win The War Against Suicide, Depression, and Anxiety
To give veterans and active military a second chance at life by honoring and empowering those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma through the experience of training and caring for their own service dog.
Our service dog training program is unique. We don’t kennel dogs nor do we provide trained service dogs.
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What We Do
We’re a fierce family of veterans, service members, civilians & service dogs
We Teach Veterans to Train Their Own Service Dog in Our 19-Week Course.
The Complete Training Program, Dog, and All Necessary Equipment are Provided to the Veteran
ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE!
Service dogs are making a significant and life-changing difference in the lives of veterans and service members with post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and/or military sexual trauma (MST) who are struggling to re-enter civilian life.
Veteran & K9
overcoming battles together
Service Dog Team Spotlight
I was challenged, engaged and felt that I was part of their caring community.
K9 Partners for Patriots has helped veterans like myself learn to live again. I have to say that it is so much more than a program for me. It is family.
U.S. Army Veteran
I highly recommend K9 Partners for Patriots as a program that would be very beneficial to any veteran requiring a service dog.
Command Sergeant Major (Retired) United States Army
The time spent in the program has been worthwhile my time and travel. I’ve traveled from Ocala to Brooksville...
U.S. Navy Veteran
Thank you K9PFP. You've given me the ability to slowly heal day by day by having a true battle buddy by my side.
Veteran/Service Dog Handler/Rockstar Dog Agent.
HOPE • HEALING • PURPOSE
If you’re ready for a 23-week commitment and the responsibility of a service dog, K9 Partners for Patriots is here to encourage and support you on your journey towards life transformation, improved family relationships, and enhanced quality of life.
Vets Applied to Program
Total Active Veterans
Total Veterans Graduated
Total Dogs Rescued
PTSD BY THE NUMBERS
Due to the stigma surrounding PTSD, Less than 50% of veterans and service members ever seek help.
PTSD can have severe and devastating effects for the serving military personnel who are currently diagnosed, but the real number is significantly higher; over 93% of service members are ashamed or embarrassed about their mental health problems, and PTSD continues to be an emotional injury that really is the silent enemy for today's troops.
Suicide Among U.S. Military
In 2014, suicide became the leading cause of death throughout the U.S. military. In 2012 and 2013, the number of deaths as a result of suicide exceeded those resulting from illness, homicide, vehicular accidents and combat.
IN U.S. CONFLICTS
PTS is considered a "signature wound" of current and past conflicts. Even though PTSD is better understood, it's still on the rise. Far too many of the serving or veteran military personnel who are diagnosed fail to receive the clinical or financial support they need and deserve.
- Vietnam 30% 30%
- Gulf 10% 10%
- Afghanistan 10% 10%
- Iraq 16% 16%
While these numbers are staggering, they only represent the veteran/service member population that has been diagnosed with PTSD.