There are a variety of Retired Military Working Dogs and Police K9 Working Dogs who will need to be retrained and rehomed.
Some K9's are for Veteran services to assist with PTSD and TBI's, others are for emotional support.
Some are K9's that need assistance with medical care.
Check out the organizations below to see if they can be of benefit to you, or your K9.
Continuing the Mission - https://continuingthemission.org “Continuing the Mission provides fully trained assistance dogs at no cost to the Veteran.”
Dog Tag Buddies - https://dogtagbuddies.org (406)969-1227 “Dog Tag Buddies dedicates our services to providing veterans with hidden injuries the opportunity to lead more fulfilling lives by providing no cost services in the adoption and training of rescue dogs to become companion or service animals.”
K9 Hurricane Heroes - https://www.k9hurricanesheroes.org “Hurricane’s Heroes, a federally recognized non-profit organization, provides “retired law enforcement and military dogs” with subsidized veterinary care so they can live a healthy life in retirement.
K9s For Warriors - https://k9sforwarriors.org (888)819-0112 "The Nations largest provider for Service Dogs for Veterans. Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. "
Leashes of Valor - https://leashesofvalor.org "Leashes of Valor is a national nonprofit working to provide a highly-trained service dog to every post-9/11 Veteran who needs one to ease the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), an underlying trauma to PTSD. Our mission is as simple as it is critical: Bring service dogs and post-9/11 Veterans together to enrich the lives of both. Follow-up communication with our Veterans after they leave us continues for life. This level of dedication is how we are setting a new standard for excellence in the world of service dogs."
Patriot Paws - https://patriotpaws.org (972)772-3262 “The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal.”
Patriotic Service Dog Foundation – https://www.patrioticservicedogfoundation.org (866)477-DOGS “Patriotic Service Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on service our military and first responder veterans by raising awareness for their needs and providing Service Dogs to those who may benefit from long-term metal and physical assistance. Our wounded veterans are matched with highly trained and skilled Service Dogs that allow t heir new partners to become more independent, self-confident and comfortable with life outside of the military / firefighter and law enforcement communities. -
Paws of Honor - https://www.pawsofhonor.org (703)403-8281 "The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge* for retired military and law enforcement K-9’s across America that have served our country, locally or globally. Retired K-9’s deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country. The monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the K-9 has been decommissioned.
Paws of War ~ https://pawsofwar.org (631)406-6595 “To honor and support our veterans, active military members, and first responders with services that enrich their lives through the rescue and training of service dogs for independence, adoption of companion animals, rescue of overseas animals in war zones, and other essential services to assist our heroes in need. There is no cost to our Heroes for the services we provide thanks to your support! Together we are “Helping both ends of the leash.”
Pets for Vets - https://petsforvets.com Pets for Vets connects military Veterans with rescued animals.
Project K9 Hero - https://projectk9hero.org "To ensure the best quality of life for our nation’s retired Military Working Dogs and Police K-9 Heroes by providing assistance with medical costs, food, rehabilitation, adoption, and end of duty services. "
Second Chance K9 - https://www.secondchancek9.com “ Second Chance K9 is a rescue organization that pairs working military dogs and rescues with Special Operations Veterans who suffer from PTSD. It’s a very focused program that places dogs who thrive on having a job, with Veterans who desperately need a purpose.
Sierra Delta – https://sierradelta.com (774)325-4451 “Sierra Delta’s mission is to empower every Veteran, Disabled and non-disabled, with access to approved dog training that provides purpose, innovation, and community through the love of dogs.
Tandem K9 ~ https://www.tandemk9.com 540-623-8575. “Tandem K9 is a full-service training facility that provides all aspects of dog training. Veteran owned and operated, we bring over 35 years of dog training to you in a positive, fun, learning environment. Our focus is on building a solid dog team based on mutual respect and trust, not fear and intimidation. Certified Police Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, Obedience, Detection, Patrol, Tracking, Service Dogs. We also train service dogs for Veterans, and provide Veteran employment opportunities.”
Vet dogs - https://www.vetdogs.org (866)838-3647 "The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs® were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to United States veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities, it provides the motivation to tackle every day challenges. VetDogs trains and places service dogs for those with physical disabilities; guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals."
Warrior Canine Connection - https://warriorcanineconnection.org (301)260-1111 “Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities and each other.”