Since 2015, Merrick Pet Care has been K9s For Warriors exclusive dog food partner, providing each service dog with all of their meals and treats as they train in the program. K9s For Warriors’ goal is to train rescue dogs from high-kill shelters to empower their Warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
Meet U.S. Army Veteran Randy Dexter, his family, and his service dog Captain as they describe his journey through the K9s For Warriors program.
Rory Diamond, K9s For Warriors CEO, discusses the importance of providing veterans with PTSD the support and comfort they need to return to civilian life and the impact Merrick’s partnership has had on the program. Since 2015, Merrick Pet Care has been K9s For Warriors exclusive dog food partner, providing each service dog with all their meals and treats as they train in the program.
There are 21.8 million veterans in the USA. One in every five veterans suffer from PTSD.
Here is the story of one of those veterans, U.S. Army veteran McLean Raybon and his service dog, Merrick, and how K9s For Warriors helps heal military veterans with PTSD.
Andrew Kitchens, Training Manger from K9s For Warriors, walks us through how the organization pairs rescued shelter dogs with veterans with PTSD. Through an application and in-person interview, K9s For Warriors is able to match the ideal shelter dog to suit the needs of the veteran.