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K9PAD considers all clients with PTSD, regardless of type of trauma. This means we accept Veterans and First Responders, but also civilians. All clients are considered by their needs and what resources we have available to assist. Clients have their needs accommodated for and are treated with compassion.
Examples of tasks include: finding a bench, deep pressure therapy, alerting to panic and anxiety attacks, proprioception assistance, turning on lights, responding to night terrors, grounding, etc.
There is no fee for our Service Dogs. We do charge a $2000 training and equipment fee. This covers the Team Training and K9PAD Certification as well as some of the supplies and equipment needed.
Some of the eligibility requirements are:
We are excited to join forces with the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia in an effort to continue to help those who have devoted their lives to helping others.
The Foundation champions and invests in mental health initiatives in Nova Scotian communities.
For years, the Foundation has helped to bring attention and provide funding for resources for those living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We are excited to continue to aid those in our community and welcome the partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.
This partnership will allow Nova Scotia First Responders (pre-approved by K9PAD) to be matched with a PTSD Service Dog at no cost to them.
PROGRAM SUPPLIED SERVICE DOGS
Eligible First Responders will be matched with a PTSD Service Dog at no cost to them. The $2000 training and equipment fee will be waived upon successful graduation.
CLIENT-TRAINER SERVICE DOG PROGRAM
More information to be updated in August 2022.