Jim and Freedom - K9s For Warriors

Help for Heroes

Bayer is proud to partner with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization that pairs specially trained shelter dogs with veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Service dogs help where medications often fail so warriors can return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

A warrior and his service dog

Supporting Life-Saving Bonds

  • Since 2014, Bayer has contributed more than $1,000,000 to K9s for Warriors. Those funds support all the work that goes into K9s for Warriors' two training campuses in Northeast Florida, where rescued dogs are extensively trained for an incoming warrior. Each warrior trains with their new service dog for three weeks, getting 120 hours of hands-on training from professional canine and warrior trainers. The program includes public access, testing, service canine equipment, seminars, veterinary care, meals and housing at no cost to the warrior.


Good for Dogs, Good for Warriors

  • Warrior-dog teams that graduate from K9s For Warriors form deep, lifetime bonds. Bayer is committed to preserving this bond by helping prevent fleas and ticks on the dogs so they can focus on what matters most: supporting their warriors. Bayer provides Seresto® flea and tick prevention for dogs in training, as well as for service dogs who’ve graduated from the program to help warriors offset the cost of care.

  • Seresto®

    Seresto Package Shot

    Kills and repels fleas and ticks for 8 continuous months in an easy-to-use, odorless, non-greasy collar.

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K9s For Warriors Infographic

See the Benefits of Service Dogs

  • From conducting scientific studies to simply providing friendship, Bayer and K9s For Warriors are working together to improve life for warriors – and rescue dogs.

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