Raising Future Service Dogs

Raising Future Service Dogs

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We are seeking mission-driven volunteers ready to make a life-changing impact. The K9s For Warriors Puppy Raiser program gives community members a fulfilling experience of helping a puppy become a highly trained Service Dog to save a Veteran's life.

Why Raise a Puppy?

Raising a K9s For Warriors puppy is a richly rewarding experience that provides you with the opportunity to see an eight to twelve week old puppy grow into a well trained, lifesaving Service Dog.  As part of our puppy raising program, you’ll become part of our K9s family a community of people who share your passion for saving Veteran lives. You’ll have access to resources, guidance, and the camaraderie of like-minded individuals on this rewarding journey.

Our staff of puppy program trainers will be there every step of the way — from potty training and basic manners to the skills and behaviors that make a dog a hero.

By raising a puppy for a Veteran in need, you are empowering Warriors to get a new leash on life, like Marine Veteran Anthony, a 2023 Warrior graduate paired with his Service Dog Mando who was a part of K9s’ puppy raiser program.

“My demeanor has been so joyful. I’ve been smiling and just grateful since being paired with Mando,” says Anthony.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Veterans in need. 

Real Volunteers. Real Stories.

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Join The Community

Request A Tour

Thank you for your interest in touring our National Headquarters in Ponte Vedra, FL. K9s For Warriors is a residential training facility. Our Warriors live on our campus for 21 days while learning to work with their new Service Dogs. To respect our Warriors privacy, we are unable to accommodate field trips, large group outings, and large parties. Additionally, some of the tour information may not be suitable for children.

Adoptable Dog Waitlist

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our dogs. We hope that your perfect fit becomes available soon! Please fill out the application below – and our Adoption Team will add you to our waitlist. 

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Station Dog Information Request

If you would like to inquire about the K9s For Warriors Station Dog Program, please share with us the following information:

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