Warrior Support Dogs are dogs who have been in the New Life K9s program, being raised and taught to work as a service dog, but have not made all the requirements due to a certain behavioral issue out in public, making them not fit for a working as a service dog.
These dogs are still highly educated and could benefit a person in all aspects of their daily life, excluding places where only service dogs are allowed. Warrior Support Dogs are still given to Veterans and First Responders.
Apply for a Warrior Support Dog
• Veteran or First Responder
• Must have a need for a dog, where in certain aspects of your life a dog could help mitigate struggles.
• Job verification showing you are able to properly care for the dogs financial needs.
Applicants will be chosen by matching personality and lifestyle to the dog available.
Warrior Support Dog Graduates
Take a look at our warrior support dog graduates and their Veteran or First Responder recipients. Thank you to all of the individuals that put in hard work to make these life-saving placements possible. Thank you to our breeders, volunteer puppy raisers, inmate handlers, canine educators, donors, and supporters.
Cooper graduated as a Warrior Support Dog in June of 2020 and is currently serving his Veteran, Glenn. He is also a Stud Dog for the program.
Dazzle graduated as a Facility Therapy Dog in June of 2020. She was placed with Santa Barbara County's Regional Peer Support Coordinator who hosts support groups for first-responders in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Dazzle will be supporting first responders across all three counties!
Donovan graduated as a Student Support Dog in October of 2019! He is now called Lonnie and currently serving veterans and students at California State University Channel Islands.
Doc graduated as a Student Support Dog in October of 2018! He is currently serving veterans and students at California State University Channel Islands.
More about Gracie coming soon...
Caramel graduated in July of 2018, and is currently working with Robin, a local Psychologist, who helps many Veterans with PTSD.
Red graduated in February of 2018, and is currently serving his First Responder, Danny.
Gregor graduated in February 2018, and is currently serving his First Responder, Darren.
Emily graduated in December of 2017, and is currently serving her First Responder, Debbie.
Kalli graduated in December of 2017 and she is currently serving her Marine Veteran, Doc.
Porsche graduated in June of 2017 and she is currently serving her Veteran, Pat (in middle).
Crocker graduated in June of 2017 and he is currently serving his Navy Veteran, Jeff.
Dani graduated in January of 2017, and is currently serving at the Fire Station in the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad.
Rico graduated in September of 2016 and he is currently serving his Vietnam Veteran, Paul.
Nichols graduated in April of 2016, and served his Vietnam Veteran, Bruce.
Zeus graduated in June of 2015 and is currently serving his Army Veteran, Jonny.