K9s For Warriors In The Community

Without the generous support of communities across the country, K9s For Warriors can’t prevent veteran suicide, return heroes to a life of dignity and independence, or save rescue dogs. We are excited for every opportunity to meet our donors and share our noble cause. We also make it easy for you to host a K9s For Warriors event.

K9s For Warriors Events

How to host an event?​

If you are passionate about our mission, you can do pretty much anything to help us! Creating an event is a fantastic way to fundraise for our rescue dogs and military heroes. You can ask for donations, run a race, host a dinner party or workplace fundraiser, or even sell lemonade. Whatever you enjoy doing, it can be used to help.

Upcoming Community Events

St. Augustine, FL
November 30, 2022

Brothers riding bicycles from San Deigo California to St. Augustine, Florida and we will be particpating in rides across GA and Iowa. Quite the challenge! Thank you for your support!

Huntington Beach, CA
December 17, 2022

Crossfit Shorebreak is hosting a holiday ugly sweater competition to help support K9s For Warriors. More information will be posted soon but you can click Learn More for access to their donor page link and Facebook page.

San Antonio, Texas
December 31, 2022

Alex is a Real Estate Agent in the Del Rio, Texas area and has chosen to fundraise throughout 2021 toward a dog sponsorship helping to give a veteran and rescue dog a new "leash" on life.

2325 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL
December 31, 2022

Local State Farm office spreading Love, Honor and Kindness so the first Wed of each month we will have a quick ceremony to honor a local veteran and a pet. We'll have free donuts and coffee in an open forum on our Agency front porch.

Event FAQs

K9s For Warriors has TeamRaiser available for you to register your event and obtain a donor page specific to your fundraiser that you may personalize and share with your friends, family and potential attendees. Directing attendees to donate via the link allows funds to come directly to K9s For Warriors without the inconvenience of having to personally manage donations. Utilizing social media to share your event information and link is a terrific way to get the news out about your event.

K9s For Warriors does its best to be as fiscally responsible as possible to ensure donations go where they are intended, directly into our program. We will not be able to provide you with physical event materials; however, included in our toolkit link (received upon approval of registration) is:

  • K9s For Warriors’ “Proud Supporter” logo
  • Approved photos and videos
  • Flyer template
  • Social media recommendations
  • Press release template
  • Other informational materials to download and print for your event

Be sure to check out our website shop for potential K9s For Warriors-branded items you may choose to order to have as giveaways at your event. Items purchased from our website should not be resold for donations. Should you wish to do so, don’t forget to let us know to track, and potentially offer a discounted rate.

In addition to receiving our toolkit link plus listing your event on our website, we are happy to acknowledge your fundraiser by tagging it in one of our monthly thank you posts. It is important to let the K9s event team know your specific tag information for the event. Be sure to also tag us @K9sForWarriors in any posts you may create related to the event. We do not have the bandwidth to share all social media third-party event posts we may be tagged in, but our Content Manager is monitoring socials and will acknowledge registered events whenever possible.

The K9s For Warriors’ team and our Warrior graduates across the country are incredibly grateful to supporters who want nothing more than to help raise funds and awareness for our life-saving program. We would love to attend every event but unfortunately that is not logistically possible. We rely on our amazing hosts to be our voice to help raise awareness and funds where we cannot physically be. We evaluate requests for attendance on a case-by-case basis and we cannot guarantee to have a K9s representative or Warrior Ambassador with Service Dog at your event. Our Warrior graduates with their Service Dogs are not required to attend events or participate in any way.

Yes. Having a sponsor is a great way to offset your fundraising costs. K9s For Warriors can provide you with an event verification letter if requested, however, we cannot provide your sponsor with a tax receipt for their donation to your fundraiser. If you are not with a nonprofit organization that claims 501(c)(3) status, please do not promise a charitable tax receipt.

We are not legally permitted to provide our sales tax letter for third-party events.

Your third-party event cannot use our charitable 501(c)(3) identification number. Donations that are made directly to K9s For Warriors will receive tax receipts.

We will send tax receipts to donors whose checks or online donations are made directly to K9s For Warriors. Should you choose to send us a combined check donation from your event and would like individual donors to receive tax receipts, we would need the details of who donated, the amount donated, and their contact information. By law, we can not issue a tax receipt to both you and your donor(s).

No. Anyone can host a fundraiser that benefits K9s For Warriors. We request that any fundraising event hosted by a third party be registered to receive approval before getting started.

We understand that fundraisers incur expenses; however, K9s For Warriors cannot fund or financially support third-party community events. Third-party community event organizers are responsible for covering all expenses and will not be reimbursed for costs. Sponsors are a great way to offset costs. Costs for swag, for example, can be pulled from the overall total prior to sending the final donation. Pre-planning your event budget is an important first stage detail of hosting.