Looking for a way to say Thank you? *ruff ruff*
It’s Memorial Day weekend, more than just a 3-day weekend. It is a time to reflect and say Thank you!! However, we can do more than just say it, we can show our gratitude.
Shari Duval (for the Golf enthusiast, you may recognize her as Bob Duval’s wife), inspired by her son, decided to start a non-profit organization called K9sForWarriors. Shari writes, “After two years of research on canine assistance for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) we decided the best way we could help these deserving Veterans was to start a non-profit organization to train and give service canines to assist our Warriors efforts to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.”
Suzi Teitlam is also a part of the team at K9sforWarriors. Many Yogis may know her as the founder of Doga (Yoga for Dogs). To be honest, I could never imagine a calming yoga practice shared with my rambunktious 3 year old Lab, but Suzi makes it happen for these soldiers and their new best friend.
As with any Non-Profit, they are always looking for Volunteers; from helping with the dogs to a homecooked meal for the soldiers. If you are in the Jacksonville, FL area and would like to be a part of this great organization, you can contact Sherrie Keshner at 904-686-1956.
But if you are like me, and live too far away, you can send donations to
K9s For Warriors
591 N. Wilderness Trail
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
or if you want to see some adorable pictures and donate online PLEASE visit their website at
oh, and one more thing… they also save, and train, homeless doggies!! 🙂
Always remember to give with a grateful heart, and rejoice that we are able to enjoy our freedom thanks to all of our soldiers and the loved ones who wait for them to return home safely.