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HELP VETERANS

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"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

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"Moose was days from being euthanized when we recruited him into service."

CHANGE INMATES' LIVES

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"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.

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.

Evaluation Sponsor

$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.

Shelter Sponsor

$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.

"22" Sponsor

$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.

Gold Sponsor

$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.

Volunteer

Liberty Magill

Liberty is an Alaskan Malamute who was brought to our program by his veteran. Liberty started training as a puppy and has passed all classes with flying colors. He is task trained to bring his veteran his cane, if needed, and pick other items up off the ground and bring them to his veteran. He also is trained for mobility assistance and to help his veteran up if he falls down.

Serve proudly, Liberty! 

Lilly

Lilly is a black lab who was brought into the program by her veteran. She started the program as a puppy. This K9 and veteran team have passed their AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests. Lilly is trained to help with PTSD and is beginning to alert for blood sugar levels as well. She will post or block in public if her handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Lilly has been to college classes with her veteran and they both walked the stage together at graduation as her veteran received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Serve proudly, Lilly!

Jazzy

Jazzy is a Collie Mix who was brought into the program by her veteran. This K9 and veteran team have passed their AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests. Jazzy is trained to help her Vietnam veteran with mobility and stability and to help him keep from falling. She is task-trained to pause or stop when he approaches ramps or small changes in ground elevation that her veteran may not notice, alerting him and helping him navigate the terrain.

Serve proudly, Jazzy!

Liberty Evans

Liberty is a black lab  who was adopted from HFLCS Canine and Feline Rescue in Buffalo, Missouri. She was then adopted by K9s For Camo to become a seizure blocking dog for a Navy veteran; she cushions and comforts our veteran if she has a seizure, then finds and alerts our veteran’s husband. Liberty is also trained to help with PTSD: she has the ability to pick up and retrieve items, and turn lights on and off. She will post or block in public if her handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between herself and other people. Liberty trained at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at the Ozark Correctional Center. She has passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests.

Serve proudly, Liberty!

Tank

Tank is a Shar Pei Ridgeback mix who was adopted from Valley Hills Rescue in Springfield, Missouri. Valley Hills adopted him the day before he was due to be put to death. He was then adopted by K9s For Camo. Tank is task trained to pick up and bring medicine, turn on lights, open doors and assist with mobility. He is also trained to help mitigate the effects of PTSD. He will post or block in public if his handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Tank trained at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at the Ozark Correctional Center. He has passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests. He is currently serving well and proud!

Serve proudly, Tank!

Beretta

Beretta was rescued from death row due to having a condition that didn't allow her to open her eyes. She had inverted eyelids and could not see. Valley Hills Rescue rescued her and we adopted her from Valley Hills. After she had surgery to correct her eyes, she was task trained to retrieve, post, block, cover and alert her veteran if someone is walking up behind him. She is also trained to help her veteran mitigate the effects of PTSD.

Serve proudly, Beretta! 

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a hound mix who was adopted from HFLCS Canine and Feline Rescue in Buffalo, Missouri. She was then adopted by K9s For Camo to become an alert dog for a veteran with narcolepsy. Cheyenne is trained to wake her veteran if he falls asleep and will alert him if he begins to blackout while walking, preventing him from falling. She is also trained for PTSD and will post or block in public if his handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Cheyenne trained at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at the Ozark Correctional Center. She has passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests.

Serve proudly, Cheyenne!

Thistle May

Thistle was rescued from the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. He started out in the Puppy for Parole program at Ozark Correctional Facility. We saw a lot of promise in him, so we transferred him to the K9s For Camo program. He is task trained to retrieve, post, block, cover and alert his veteran if someone is walking up behind him. He is also task trained to help his veteran mitigate the effects of PTSD.

Serve proudly, Thistle!

Moose

Moose is a blood hound mix who was adopted from Valley Hills Rescue in Springfield, Missouri. Valley Hills adopted him just a few days before he would have been put to death. He was then adopted by K9s For Camo to become a stability dog for a Vietnam veteran. Moose is also trained to help with PTSD. He will post or block in public if his handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Moose did training at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at the Ozark Correctional Center. He has passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests.

Serve proudly, Moose!

Chase

Chase is an American Bulldog mix who was adopted from Valley Hills Rescue in Springfield, MO. Valley Hills adopted him the day before he was supposed to be euthanized. He was then adopted by K9s For Camo. Chase has been trained to pick up and bring medicine, turn on lights and open doors. He is also trained to help mitigate effects of PTSD. He will post or block in public if his handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Chase trained at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at Ozark Correctional Center. He has passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification test and is fully task trained. He will currently finishing his advanced classes with his Veteran. 

Serve proudly Chase!

Annie

Annie is a black lab mix who was adopted from HFLCS in Buffalo MO. She was then adopted by K9s For Camo to become a battle buddy for one of our returning heroes. Annie is also trained to help with PTSD; she has the ability to pick up items, turn lights on and off, and will bring her leash and other items to her veteran, who is in a mobility chair. She will post or block in public if her handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between himself and other people. Annie trained at the Howliday Inn Pet Resort and also at Ozark Correctional Center. She has passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine, Urban CGC and Public Access certification tests.

Serve proudly, Annie!

Opha Mae

Opha Mae was named after the first ever female Marine. She was rescued from Valley Hills Rescue. She has been task trained for PTSD and will start her training for diabetic alert in the upcoming months!

Serve proudly, Opha Mae!

Mytchal

Mytchal is a German Shepherd who was brought into our program by his veteran. He is being  trained to help mitigate the effects PTSD. He will post or block in public if his handler feels overwhelmed or wants a barrier between herself and other people. 

Mytchal is serving proudly!

Calypso

Calypso is a German Shepherd brought to the program by his veteran. She has been task trained to help mitigate the effects of PTSD and is in training to help with mobility, balance, and picking up items for her vet.

Serve proudly, Calypso! 

Remington

Remington was rescued from Valley Hills Rescue.  He is task trained to retrieve, post, block, cover and alert his veteran if someone is walking up behind him. He is also task trained to help his veteran mitigate the effects of PTSD.

Serve proudly, Remington! 

Sasha

Sasha was rescued from the Humane Society.  She is task trained to retrieve, post, block, cover and alert her veteran if someone is walking up behind him. She is also task trained to help her veteran mitigate the effects of PTSD.

Serve proudly, Sasha! 

Avalanche

Avalanche was rescued from HFLCS Rescue. He is trained to help with mitigating the effects of PTSD and also for balance and stability. 

Serve proudly, Avalanche!