MK9s Service Dogs mission is to provide highly trained service dogs tailored to meet specific veteran needs. With an estimated 20 veteran suicides a day, there is a strong need to provide alternative treatments for veterans with physical and mental health challenges.
MK9 Service Dogs provide highly trained service dogs to maximize the independence and quality of life of veterans with physical and/or mental disabilities at no cost to the veteran.
Michele Khol is the founder of MK9 Service Dogs and serves as its Director of Operations and K9 Programs backed by over 17 years of experience raising and training service dogs. A recognized expert in this field, she is one of only six individuals world-wide who is a Service Dog Trainer certified by the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). To ensure she is proficient in other whole service dog / veteran with disabilities experience, Michele is also a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist, a graduate of This Able Veteran’s PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy and successfully completed her certification as an ADA Coordinator. To further outreach and standards, she currently serves as the IACP Service Dog Committee Chairperson.