PAIRING RESCUE DOGS
WITH BATTLE BUDDIES

RESCUE

This is our mission.
It’s not just a verb.
It’s our work, our passion and our promise.

Train

Teaching partnership between man and dog based on the fundamentals of love, trust and encouragement.

Heal

One by one, we save the injured and love
the abandoned. It isn’t just something
we do. It’s who we are.

Koda’s Choice is a 501(c)3 pending non-profit organization that specializes in placing trained service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD and  traumatic brain injuries.

We understand that leaving conflict on the field can be a difficult task. If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, it’s important to understand that you are not alone.

Millions of veterans struggle with returning to civilian life and resuming “normal” day-to-day activities. In fact, research has found that that 20% of veterans suffer from PTSD symptoms – and this figure is on the conservative side since it’s estimated that approximately 50% of individuals suffering from PTSD never actually seek help. Sadly, of those who do, as many as half are only receiving “minimally adequate” treatment for their struggles.

At Koda’s Choice, we recognize the difficult path ahead for many of our brave warriors, which is why our mission is to give the gift of companionship.

Research has shown that animal assisted therapy and PTSD service dogs can have profound impacts on the lives of the veterans they touch. By providing companionship, loyalty and security, they are able to help assuage the various emotional and psychological difficulties associated with PTSD.

With service and therapy animals, complexity is removed from the equation. They love you wholly and absolutely for who you are, regardless of circumstance. Plain and simple. This is why at Koda’s Choice, we are dedicated to improving the lives of veteran’s through the power of canine companionship so they no longer have to suffer their internal wounds in silence.

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Finding Forever Homes

Training service or therapy animals is about more than just ensuring our brave soldiers receive the love and affection they properly deserve, however. Part of our focus is on saving the lives of shelter dogs, half of which run the risk of being euthanized. We routinely rescue suitable dogs and provide these loveable companions with the types of lives they rightfully deserve.

While the service and therapy animals depend on our help, we depend on yours. If you’re interested in adopting a pet or becoming a foster family, please contact us today for more information.

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Our Partners

Where does your money go?

We want to show our supporters how they have helped us to changes
lives. For more detailed accounts you can read our trustees report.

100% goes to the field.
100% goes to the field.

When you fundraise or donate, every dollar goes directly to building
clean water projects. Private donors fund our operating costs, so 100% of
your money can go to the field.

We prove every project
We prove every project

We work with local partners to build water projects around the world.
And every time we complete one, we prove it using photos and GPS
coordinates on Google Maps.

Mission Statement

At Koda’s Choice, our mission is to improve the lives of military veteran’s suffering from PTSD through the power of canine companionship, so that they no longer have to suffer in silence. The brotherhood that people in the military have doesn’t end when they no longer wear the uniform, and our goal is to ensure that no one is left behind.

 The brotherhood that people in the military have doesn’t end when we no longer wear the uniform. I wouldn’t leave anyone behind then… and I still won’t now.

– LAWNE SYNDER, Founder

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We’re here to show you the meaning of the three C’s in life.

  • Choice.
  • Chance.
  • Change.

So make the choice to take a chance and help us change your life – or the life of a loved one – for the better right now.

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