Organization Provides Service Dog for Veteran Free of Charge

February 9th, 2015|

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – A combat hero and veteran of three wars hopes to overcome his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, with the help of man’s best friend. One of life’s greatest blessings is the love of a good dog. Lee Blackwell believes the bond he’s developing with his Labrador, Aubie, can help him overcome […]

Veterans Pair with Service Dogs for Study

February 9th, 2015|

Gunter, a 24-month-old chocolate lab, stands erect, pressing the length of his body across the front of his trainer’s legs. “Behind,” says Fanie Benecke, director of canine services for iK9. Gunter responds, walking around Benecke to stand against the back of his legs.

Gunter is one of three service dogs trained by iK9 to assist veterans with Post […]