Former vet finds fulfillment in serving and connecting with others

By Top Dogg K9 | March 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Former vet finds fulfillment in serving and connecting with others

Not all stories or wounds are visible. Not every smiling face means they are OK. Blake Rashad struggled with anxiety and depression around the age of 7 and his shy personality kept him from meeting new people. He found a connection with dogs and convincing the neighborhood dog school to hire him, Rashad began his…

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Top Dogg K9 Foundation trains service dogs for veteran PTSD patients

By Top Dogg K9 | March 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Top Dogg K9 Foundation trains service dogs for veteran PTSD patients

The signature program of Top Dogg K9 Foundation is Veterans Deserve Outstanding Generosity and Service (VDOGS), an integrated canine-companion service program that pairs veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions correlated with a suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and suicide. The program pairs veterans with canine service animals trained to serve in therapeutic…

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Atlanta Falcons player is tackling mental illness by offering veterans a new furry friend!

By Top Dogg K9 | March 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Atlanta Falcons player is tackling mental illness by offering veterans a new furry friend!

An Atlanta Falcons player is tackling mental illness among veterans by offering a helping hand, or rather, a paw. Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst donated $20,000 and sponsored a service dog to help military veterans in Atlanta struggling with their mental health. The Hayden Hurst Family Foundation surprised Top Dogg K9 Foundation with the grant to help with…

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PAIRING PUPS WITH HOMETOWN HEROES with Home Depot

By Top Dogg K9 | March 16, 2022 | Comments Off on PAIRING PUPS WITH HOMETOWN HEROES with Home Depot

“We’re just trying to get these heroes back to where they were,” says Blake Rashad, founder of Top Dogg K9 Foundation. Blake began Top Dogg K9 Foundation to support disabled veterans by training and pairing them with a K9. Once paired, the service dogs help veterans live day-to-day life with less anxiety, helping to reduce…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

By Top Dogg K9 | April 28, 2021 | Comments Off on May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Hello Friends! As I write this, my heart is overflowing with love, compassion, and tremendous optimism for the future of our local veterans and the Top Dogg K9 Foundation! Blake and I have just returned from the Edgefield U.S. Federal Correctional Institution in South Carolina where we kicked off a new program that will prepare…

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Ben Garland Teams Up With Top Dogg To Help Military Veterans

By VdoggAdmin | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Ben Garland Teams Up With Top Dogg To Help Military Veterans

We are truly grateful for the opportunity to spread our message with the help of the NFL and Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland.  Ben Garland served in the Air Force, and continues to serve our country as a Captain in the National Guard. He along with the NFL and Home Depot decided to team up…

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Top Dogg K9 Foundation

By Top Dogg K9 | May 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Top Dogg K9 Foundation

We welcome you to watch a great video regarding our foundation.

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Wounded Warrior Project host Service Dog Appreciation day

By VdoggAdmin | April 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Wounded Warrior Project host Service Dog Appreciation day

The Wounded Warrior Project and Top Dogg K9 Foundation joined forces to celebrate Service Dog Appreciation Day at our facility. The Wounded Warrior Project serves injured post 9/11 American veterans, and service members. Their programs provide a tremendous amount of help for our veterans and service members when they need it most. We are proud…

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Pairing Puppies With Hometown Heroes

By Top Dogg K9 | February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Pairing Puppies With Hometown Heroes

PAIRING PUPS WITH HOMETOWN HEROES February 01, 2019 “We’re just trying to get these heroes back to where they were,” says Blake Rashad, founder of Top Dogg K9 Foundation. Blake began Top Dogg K9 Foundation to support disabled veterans by training and pairing them with a K9. Once paired, the service dogs help veterans live…

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Program helps veterans and local jail inmates at the same time

By Top Dogg K9 | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Program helps veterans and local jail inmates at the same time

Channel 2 WSB-TV was wonderful in featuring Top Dogg K9 Foundation’s work. Please click to watch the video

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