April 21, 2016 Riding Into History sponsored K9 Duke (Ducati) and warrior Luis graduated their 3 week training from K9s For Warriors. Luis was so happy with his new best friend and Duke is completely devoted to his warrior!
Before the graduation some of us went on a tour of the K9s For Warriors facility. It has a top notch 27 dog capacity climate controlled kennel with five large outdoor training parks. The complex is 17,000 square foot that includes a full kitchen with dining, lounges and exercise areas. There is housing for up 16 warriors and even a bone-shaped pool. They have just broken ground on another 27 dog climate controlled kennel. This will help keep the supply of dogs trained and ready for their new warriors. There are 1200 volunteers that help with walking, playing and fostering the dogs, along with providing home cooked meals every night for the warriors in training.
At K9s For Warriors $0.86 of every dollar goes directly to the warrior and the dog. The dogs at K9s are 95% rescue dogs and dogs that do not make it through program are always lovingly placed. Over 200 dogs and warriors have graduated the K9s For Warriors since its beginning in March 2011. There is over a 2 year wait list for the program. K9s goal for 2016 is to serve 12 warriors every month.
On our tour we were able to meet and socialize with Rocket, another of Riding Into History’s sponsored dogs. Riding Into History hopes to sponsor at least two dogs from proceeds of our 17th Annual event on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Please help us support this worthy cause by participating in or donating to Riding Into History.