K9 Headquarters open for business, profits to fund service dogs for veterans
Tina Peplinskie – Pembroke Observer
The K9 Headquarters officially opened its doors on Boundary Road in Pembroke at the beginning of September and the official ribbon cutting ceremony was held a month later. The one-stop shop for four legged-friends offers grooming services, a doggy day care and obedience training classes. Profits from the headquarters will go towards Fire Team K9, which provides service dogs for veterans, first responders and civilians with post-traumatic stress disorders and Monty’s Mutts Rescue. (read full article)
WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA ADDS FIRE TEAM K-9 TO PTSD SERVICE DOG PROGRAM
Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is proud to announce that Fire Team K-9 has been added to its PTSD Service Dog program supporting injured Veterans and First Responders. As a training provider, Fire Team K-9 will work in collaboration with the program’s various training providers nationally and will train and pair PTSD Service Dogs to Wounded Warriors Canada’s national standard.
“Our partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada is going to ensure we can complete our mission to provide quality Service Dogs to Veterans and First Responders. This association benefits everyone who is committed to high standards and professional development of the Service Dog program. We our proud of this great start to a fantastic future of providing Service Dogs to those in need,” said Jeff Finch, Co-Founder and President of Fire Team K-9. (read full article)
Fire Team K-9’s service dogs put to the test at Grn Petawawa fire hall
Patricia Lebeouf – Petawawa Post
Service dogs must be ready for anything life may throw their way in order to keep their human safe.
To ensure that they are ready to respond to anything, the Fire Team K-9’s pups are put through rigorous training. About a dozen of these dogs just underwent one of the hardest hurdles: remaining calm as sirens blared around them. Fire Team K-9’s sources dogs and donations to provide service dogs to veterans, first responders and their dependents. (read full article)