Your donation will change lives...save lives.
"I went from always having a plan on how I want to end my life, to having a plan on what I want to do next with my life." - K9s veteran
RESCUE SHELTER DOGS
"Moose was days from being euthanized when we recruited him into service."
CHANGE INMATES' LIVES
"This has given me the sense of purpose I desperately needed."
OCC inmate trainer
Why do we do it?
They have survived the battlefields, but without your support,
they may not survive the real world.
Reports show that over 20 veterans commit suicide every day; some estimate a veteran suicide rate of 22 suicides per day. One is too many. Service dogs help. We provide task trained service dogs, at no cost to the veteran, to mitigate the effects of PTSD and other disabilities. We see these K9s change their veterans’ lives every day, some credit them with saving their lives.
Over 1.5 million shelter animals are put to death each year. Most of our K9s are rescued from local animal shelters, often saved from death row. These rescued K9s receive intensive obedience and task training, and are not only given a new chance at life, but also a new mission in life.
Our K9s are trained at the Ozark Correctional Center by a team of K9s For Camo inmate trainers. Research shows inmates in dog training programs have lower depression and aggression rates, as well as significantly lower recidivism rates. They also gain marketable experience and life skills that enable them to choose better paths as they re-enter society. We've seen the results in action.
What your donation does:
- Shelter fees
- Training costs
- Transportation costs
- Harnesses / equipment
- Food and supplies
- Veteran outreach
Become a Sponsor
If you wish to pay by check, please mail your donation to: K9s For Camo, Attn: Sponsorship, 4939 E US Hwy 60, Rogersville, MO 65742.
Otherwise, to pay by credit card, see options below.
$60/year or $5/month
K9s For Camo trainers thoroughly evaluate our recruits to maximize the success rate of K9s graduating into service. Our trainers work one-on-one with each candidate as they assess temperament and identify aptitudes for specific tasks.
This sponsorship helps cover the evaluation costs, including training, transportation and boarding the K9 recruits.
$150/year or $12.50/month
Most of our K9s were shelter dogs, some rescued from death row. Too many shelter animals are put to death. Too many veterans are in need of a service dog. These dogs change lives. Some same lives. Help us save their lives and unleash their magic.
This sponsorship helps cover the cost of adoption fees for shelter dogs.
Basic Training Sponsor
$300/year or $25/month
Our K9s For Camo trainers work with the K9 recruits prior to Boot Camp, building a strong foundation of basic obedience skills. They work with the K9s at the training center and in public, as well as in private homes for home manners training.
This sponsorship helps cover the cost of Basic Training, including one-on-one training sessions, in-home training and boarding costs.
Fit For Service Sponsor
$600/year or $50/month
The success of our program depends greatly on our initial selection process. In addition to assessing the K9 recruits’ temperament and aptitudes, we need to know each recruit is healthy and physically able to perform his/her tour of service.
This sponsorship helps cover the cost of a thorough medical exam to confirm that each recruit is Fit For Service.
Boot Camp Sponsor
$1,200/year or $100/month
At Boot Camp, our K9s are trained by offenders at the Ozark Correctional Center. The extensive training program includes advanced obedience training, AKC Canine Good Citizen certification and intensive task training.
This sponsorship helps cover the cost of Boot Camp, including training costs, training equipment, transportation and food and supplies for the K9s-in-training.
$2,200/year or $183/month
Reports show that over 20 veterans commit suicide every day; one report estimates a veteran suicide rate of 22 per day. One is too many. Service dogs help. We know that. We see that every day. By providing task trained service dogs, at no cost to the veteran, we will bring that number down. But we need your help.
This sponsorship covers roughly half of the cost of training a dog for service, including shelter fees, evaluation, training, boarding, transportation and supplies.
$4,500/year or $375/month
Think of the veteran’s life you will change with your donation. You will be serving one who served our country – change their life, maybe actually save their life. Then remember that you are not only changing a veteran’s life, you are rescuing a shelter dog, helping inmates rehabilitate their lives, choose a better path. You’re not just changing a life, you are changing lives.
This sponsorship covers the full cost of training a dog for service, including shelter fees, evaluation, training, boarding, transportation and supplies.