Pledge To Fund A Dog For A Veteran!
After 20 years of the War on Terror, the longest war in the history of our Country, our special forces, including the Navy SEALs have been engaged in decades of some of the fiercest combat. They have had some of the toughest assignments and fought bravely side by side with the rest of our soldiers. After so much combat, some of our SEALs are now trying to make the transition to the civilian world while in some cases overcoming physical and mental injuries. Some of our warriors are in need of a service dog to assist in that transition. The bond between an elite operator and an elite canine provides the structure and fellowship many Veterans find lacking upon their transition to the civilian world, something they often feel is missing after leaving years of training and combat behind. We would like to make sure that every SEAL and every other veteran that needs a service or support dog, gets one. Working with Baden K-9 in Ontario, the Navy SEAL Museum K9 Project places dogs with SEALs with diverse needs, such as mobility limitations, traumatic brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder, providing them with working dogs that dramatically improve their quality of life – physically and emotionally.
This program inspired Swim With A Mission to create K9 With A Mission, dedicated to raising funds to purchase service and support K9’s for our veterans. In 2019, we asked for support and our donors gave $255,000 to fund 17 service K9’s. So we are back trying again.