Sponsor a Dog
Become a part of our team!
You can sponsor a dog as it learns how to assist a veteran in need. USK provides free training for all dogs in our program. Each dog will complete advanced obedience training and learn specific tasks to help the veteran navigate through everyday life. This process can take a year or more. All of this is costly, but your support helps make it possible.
Photograph of the dog you chose to sponsor with your welcome letter
Monthly report card and picture
Email notification of test milestones
Monthly Newsletter (email)
How to become a Sponsor:
Scroll through and choose a dog (or dogs) you would like to sponsor. The minimum monthly sponsorship donation is $10 per dog. There is no maximum. Click on the button under the bio of the dog, fill out the form, and rest well knowing that you are not only sponsoring a dog, you are also sponsoring and helping a vet.
Because of allergies, Naas’ veteran needed a dog that didn’t shed. He finally found the perfect match – in Ohio. Naas is a gorgeous Aussiedoodle. Although he is full of puppy energy, Naas is a good listener and a fast learner. However, he has to work hard at remembering he isn’t supposed to “talk” while in class. Naas began training in January 2022 at the age of fifteen weeks. He has achieved AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, AKC Good Citizen, AKC Community, and AKC Urban Certifications. Naas is currently learning tasks to assist his veteran.
Wilson is an adorable Beagle puppy that his veteran brought into the program in January when Wilson was six months old. Wilson tends to want to please his veteran, but being a Beagle, his nose does get him into trouble every now and then. He is a little cuddler that loves being with his veteran. Wilson has completed AKC S.T.A.R Puppy and AKC Good Citizen Certifications. He is working toward his AKC Community and Urban Certifications.
Erebus (Eerie) is a Cavachon puppy that began training in February 2022 at six months of age. His veteran purchased him because she wanted a smaller dog that did not shed. Erebus' name was suggested by the veteran's son who learned about the Greek gods while grounded and had limited access to television shows. Erebus has completed his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Certifications and is currently training for AKC Community and Urban Certifications.
JuJu is a very special one and a half year old Shitzu Mix. When he first came home, the veteran’s husband said the dog had “good energy, positive light.” They decided his name should be JuJu since he had good juju. Juju began training at US Kennels in February 2022. JuJu has completed AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC Canine Good Citizen and is now working toward AKC Community and Urban Certifications.
Kylo Ren’s veteran is obviously a Star Wars fan. While Star Wars’ Kylo is rather dark, this iteration is a beautiful White Labrador. He came from a breeder that was expecting all chocolate labs, so Kylo was unwanted. Kylo Ren began training in January 2022 at six months of age. He completed AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification and is now working toward AKC Good Citizen.
Gemma is a beautiful, very large 2 year old German Shepherd that was donated by a breeder as a puppy. Her training was interrupted by COVID, but she returned this winter and passed her Canine Good Citizen test in March. The name Gemma is very special to her veteran. He selected it for his first born daughter. Since he had all son’s, it seemed appropriate to give this name to his first Service Dog. Gemma has completed all of the AKC Certifications and is now learning tasks specific to her veteran's needs.
Gizmo is a German Shepherd puppy that was found at Grass Roots Rescue by her veteran. Gizmo is named after the alert dog on the show Storm Rising. She came to US Kennels for training in February 2022 at the age of five months and has completed AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC Good Citizen Certifications. Gizmo is currently working toward AKC Community and Urban.