Our mission is to help dogs and Military/Veterans lead a better quality of life with service dog training.
K9 Companions Inc. was created to provide trained service dogs to Military/Veterans in Southern California. The non-profit was established in response to the growing epidemic of Veterans who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), resulting from repeated exposure to explosions and blasts while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is estimated that by the year 2025, between 11-20% of all Veterans who return home from war will develop PTSD or TBI, with the projected rise in healthcare costs to exceed 4 billion dollars annually. Furthermore, current treatment plans that include therapy and medication only prove a 50% success rate in patients. Many Veterans are labeled "unresponsive" to treatment, and others withdraw from therapy all together. The debilitating effects of PTSD and TBI, and inadequacies of current treatment options, make it absolutely imperative that we find alternative roads to healing for our nation's greatest heroes.
Our vision is to help Military/Veterans participate in society comfortably and successfully with the help of a service dog.
If you qualify and are approved we will train your current dog if they qualify or help you obtain a shelter/rescue dog.
They will be trained at our Southern California Training Facility by qualified, experienced Certified Master Dog Trainers.
After your dog has completed all of the required training they will be fully certified.
Ratings Letter or Physicians Diagnosis Letter
Age requirement 18 years old
U.S. Military / Veteran
Dog needs to pass evaluation
Up to date vaccination records
K9 Companions Inc. fully covers the cost to train a service dog for disabled Military/Veteran. The cost is $10,000 which includes:
4 weeks (minimum) to 18 months training at our facility includes the following:
Level 1-Basic Obedience & Manners
Public Access Training & Testing
Boarding during training
Home visits if suitable
Additional Task training, if required.
Follow up consultations and troubleshooting.
Training equipment: certification, vest, patch, ID card, collar, leash and tab.
There is NO cost to the Veteran if approved.
Link to our training facility website:
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission.