Finding Purpose, Hope and Healing Learning to Train Their Own Service Dog
To the Veteran
- Complete 19 week training program
- Service vest
- Service Dog ID
- Certification record
- All necessary equipment
K9 Partners for Patriots is helping veterans with PTSD, TBI and/or MST trade a life of isolation for one of socialization, improved family relationships, and quality of life. They’re regaining their independence and sense of mastery as they reintegrate back into society with our unique approach to service dogs.
Any Conflict, Any Era
Unlike many other service dog organizations that only serve post 9/11 veterans, we serve ALL United States Armed Force Veterans and SMs. Regardless of the conflict in which you fought or the era that you served; if you meet the simple, qualifying criteria, you are welcome here.
- We conduct phased training for the veteran and his/her service dog in a safe, small group setting where communication and interaction are key.
- We’ve created a family environment where veterans sharing similar disabilities learn, practice, and instill the life skills required to manage their disabilities while being a contributing member of society
- We’re leading the effort to develop the required empirical data to validate the techniques, procedures and process utilized in the service dog training program as a means to define success.
We’re Fiercely Family
Once A Program Veteran - Always A Program Veteran
Our family of veterans, staff and volunteers genuinely care about each other providing support and encouragement long after the service dog training course is complete.
Not All Wounds Are Visible
A veteran commits suicide approximately every 65 minutes each day due to the overwhelming effects of PTSD • TBI • MST. Service dogs are making a significant and life changing difference in the lives of these men and women. Our nation’s veterans deserve compassion and support.
Veterans with ptsd
- Vietnam War 30%
- Gulf War 10%
- Afghanistan 8%
- Iraq 16%
Giving veterans and shelter dogs a second chance at life through the experience of learning to train their own service dog.
Veteran & K9
Overcoming Battles Together
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.
PROGRAM VETERANS & K9s
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Recent Blog Posts
This is a story ABC Action News Reporter Jackie Callaway produced following her interview last week with K9 Partners for Patriots Veteran Liaison, Ron Flaville on the ADA laws applicable to service dogs.read more
Mary Peter, founder and CEO of K9 Partners for Patriots was interviewed on Friday, June 9th, 2017 for a program broadcast on Tampa Bay Tomorrow with Ryan Gorman.read more
ABC Action News was at the K9 P4P Training Campus on May 31st to witness a Basic Level graduation. Nicole Grigg and her team did an excellent job of capturing and reporting some very important facts regarding veterans with PTSD and service dogs. Such as: The VA still...read more
K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. is a Proud Member of the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans.