In Honor of 9/11-Donate $11to Help Veterans and Dogs

k9 for warriors

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to provide service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war after 9/11.

Every hour, a veteran commits suicide according to the Department Of Veteran Affairs! Service dogs are a natural cure for PTSD! K9s For Warriors rescues dogs from shelters prior to being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. It costs approximately $10,000 to graduate one veteran/canine team from the time the dog is accepted into training. This includes housing, feeding, and training with his veteran for three weeks. We hope you can donate $11 or what ever amount you can afford..

K9s For Warriors is 100% proven, transparent and successful!  94% of every dollar donated to K9s For Warriors goes directly to the Veteran & service dogs.  Only 6% is used on fundraising and overhead. Shari Duval, the founder and Executive Director of K9s For Warriors takes no salary.

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The $10K to save a Veteran with PTSD and a dog from being euthanized encompasses:

All dogs are trained to:

  • block- place themselves between their warrior and the approaching people to give their warrior additional personal space
  • cover-face backwards and alert by wagging their tail if someone is approaching
  • to react to anxiety/panic attacks and provide grounding/reassurance
  • lap-to place their head, paw or entire upper body in their warriors’ lap on command

additional tasks if needed: (depends on warriors physical needs)

  • assist with getting out of bed or chairs for mobility restricted warriors
  • assist with stairs for balance challenged warriors
  • assist with stability for balance/vertigo
  • retrieval of a prosthetic limb
  • retrieval of a cane
  • retrieval of a dropped item
  • corner-go in front of the warrior and check around corners if someone is there alert by tail wag

 

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