Last month, Painters on Demand had the honor and privilege of sponsoring the IFMA Nashville Charity Golf Outing benefiting K9s For Warriors, a non-profit determined to end Veteran suicide by providing highly-trained Service Dogs to military Veterans suffering from; PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and/or sexual trauma.
K9s For Warriors is a founding member of the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans and is a lifelong program provided to Warriors at no cost and is designed to deliver maximum benefit with minimum administrative costs.
Continue reading to learn more about K9s For Warriors and ways you can help change the lives of Veterans suffering from trauma.
About K9 For Warriors
Shari Duval founded K9s For Warriors in 2011. Her vision was to train shelter dogs as Service Dogs and pair them with veterans afflicted with military-connected traumas. When her son, Brett, a civilian K9 police bomb dog handler who served in Iraq, came home with PTSD she realized he was only himself when with his dog. Doctors couldn’t help her son, but she found that a Service Dog could.
Shari found a new mission in life: to put all her time and resources into helping restore the life of her son, and the lives of returning combat veterans through the use of Service Dogs. For Shari, it wasn’t only about assisting those who had sacrificed for our freedom anymore – it was about fighting to save their lives. She started the organization with her own money and watched it grow into the largest Service Dog program for veterans in the United States. (K9s For Warriors)
Watch the video below to learn more about K9s For Warriors and their mission.
To donate to the non-profit and help change the lives of military Veterans and Service Dogs, click here.
For more information about K9s For Warriors, visit k9sforwarriors.org.