For those coping with PTSD receiving a service dog can be an important step to regaining control of their lives, and a vital part of their healing process.
For most, the day they receive their service dog is a day of renewed optimism and hope for the future.
k9va.org focuses on keeping those feelings alive.
We realize that in order for a service dog to perform its mission the animal will or often will require:
Up-level or remedial training specific to the temperament of the animal and the unique needs and requirements of the owner.
Integration as a service dog and not a pet into the owner's immediate and extended family.
Exercise, proper nutrition and veterinary support to keep the service dog healthy and engaged.
Information, support and resources for the dog's owner as they maintain a living, breathing member of their family.
k9va.org is committed to developing a grass-roots,
community-based network of individuals and organizations in the Northern Maryland / Greater Baltimore areas who can contribute to and benefit from the support, guidance and resources
of each other.