When an agency signs up for a #PawsForResponders #ComfortK9, they aren't just getting a dog, they are starting a life changing, comprehensive program that will have positive impacts on their agency and their community for years to come.
👉 Includes a puppy, hand-picked by an experienced breeder and our certified trainer to be the best match for the agency.
👉 Covers ALL puppy expenses throughout the 2-yr program, including: food, vet care, toys, grooming tools, crate, training equipment, and more!
👉 Trains the puppy to be responsive in highly distracting environments, engage with new people politely, offer specific behaviors to help relieve stress in those they work with, and be a well-mannered member of the team.
👉 Teaches the handlers of the puppy how to use an ethical, humane, positive training approach, so they have the skillset to work with the dog through anything their careers may throw at them.
👉 Layers emotional wellness education throughout the process, helping handlers utilize these tools to enhance their relationships with the people, children, colleagues, and members of the community they interact with on a daily basis, as well as with themselves.
Additionally, adding to an agency's emotional wellness program can:
✔️ Prevent turnover, burnout, and compassion fatigue within the agency.
✔️ Create more unity, inclusion, and support among the responder team.
✔️ Relive daily stress and reduce symptoms of trauma in affected emergency responders.
✔️ Increase physical health of responders by decreasing blood pressure and lowering risk of heart disease, anxiety, depression, insomnia, alcohol abuse, and substance abuse.
✔️ Save taxpayer dollars!
It costs significantly less to invest in a Comfort K9 that has such a profound positive impact, than it does to replace members of the responder team. This program is designed with emergency responders in mind. Can you really afford not to add a Comfort K9 to your agency?
⭐For community members who would love to see a Comfort K9 in your local responder agency, consider sponsoring a dog. Any amount is appreciated and 100% of the funds go directly to covering the cost for the assigned agency.⭐