We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization based in Minnesota. We provide honorably discharged veterans, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, correctional officers, and 911 dispatchers with specially trained K-9's. These special dogs will become their Battle Buddy and help guide them through the difficult days in life. We chose the name Soldier's 6 because that is what a service dog has, its Battle Buddy's 6 (or back).
I am both anxious and excited to receive my dog as many have told me what a difference it makes. The one piece of humor I continue to find in it all is that she’s a lab. My husband Josh convinced me to get a lab once because “they only shed twice a year” I never questioned this but quickly realized that their “shedding seasons” lasted 6 months at a time. I’d like to believe my husband is looking down and proud of the steps I have made for myself and our children and I am almost certain he is laughing over the fact that Alexis is a lab! #evenheroesneedbackup
Natasha Orbeck & K9 Alexis
Believe in a better TOMORROW
In May 2015, Soldier's 6's CEO Ed was awarded a specially trained PTSD service dog by an organization based out of California called Rebuilding Warriors. Receiving Rex (his service dog) has changed his and his family's lives for the better. At the time Rex was awarded to Ed he was retiring from the police department after 15 years of service. Ed was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain due to chemicals and nerve agents he was exposed to when deployed in the Army.
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