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K9 Partners for Patriots
15322 Aviation Loop Dr
Brooksville, FL 34604
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the program cost?
The complete 24-week training program, dog, and all necessary equipment are provided to the veteran or service member absolutely FREE OF CHARGE!
K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization solely devoted to serving Veterans and Active Duty Service Members of the United States Armed Forces struggling with PTSD, TBI, and/or MST.
The K9 Partners for Patriots Service Dog Training Program is NOT available to the general public.
I am a veteran and would like to start the process of being paired with a service dog. What should I do?
You can’t be paired with a service dog until you’ve submitted an application and been accepted into the program. To start the process please visit the following pages of our website:
- TRAINING PROGRAM
Review the information on this page to ensure that our program is right for you.
- PROGRAM QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Qualifications are simple and few but mandatory.
- APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT
If you think our program is right for you and you meet the qualifying criteria submit your application online and our Veteran Liaison will contact you with further information within 3 business days.
Is your program open to family members of veterans?
No. Spouses, children, and other family members are not eligible. The K9 Partners for Patriots Service Dog Training Program is only open to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members of the United States Armed Forces.
Are first responders eligible for your services?
No, unfortunately, first responders are not eligible for our Service Dog Training Program due to the legal structure of our organization.
K9 Partners for Patriots is deeply grateful for the sacrifices of our nation’s first responders and their families. We recognize that they too suffer from PTSD, TBI, and MST. However, our program is limited to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members of the United States Armed Forces.
Do you accept dog donations?
Yes! We accept dog donations from homeless animal shelters, rescues, private donors, and breeders.
If you would like to donate a dog, please visit our K9 Acquisition page to review the qualifying criteria and fill out and submit our secure online application form.
How old does my dog have to be to be accepted into the program?
If you already have a dog that you would like to use in the K9 Partners for Patriots Service Dog Training Program it must be at least 9 MONTHS OLD. To be eligible for the temperament evaluation your dog must meet all the following preliminary criteria:
- 9 months old
- Stable & confident (no shyness or fear)
- Happy go lucky
- Dog-friendly – no aggression
- Good with adults and children (male and female)
- Any size or breed
I want to apply to the program but I work. Can you advise if classes are specific days and what time?
After you enroll in the program you are scheduled for an in-person interview with our Veteran Liaison where we will determine your specific needs for a dog and your availability. We will work with you to ensure you’re able to fulfill the course requirements. Your in-person interview is where we make a plan together to get you on a positive path forward.
Many of our program veterans have successfully completed the 24-week course and maintain their work schedule by making a temporary arrangement with their employer.
- Classes are held during business hours, Monday – Thursday in groups of no more than ten teams per class. Once you’re assigned to a class, that class is held one day a week on the same day every week for the duration of the course.
- Classes are at the same time, 10 am – 11:30 am every week.
If you are assigned to a Thursday class, you could do your 3-week commitment on Thursday and then you would report for class every Thursday at 10 am for 21-weeks.
15322 Aviation Loop Dr. | Brooksville, FL 34604