Veterans K9 Solutions

Veterans K9 Solutions is an organization bringing canine and veterans together with the simple goal; rehabilitate a canine to rehabilitate a veteran. Today, there are more and more veterans in need of help from emotional to physical disabilities. These veterans can range from any age and can be of any gender. Additionally, there are more than hundreds of dogs in shelters waiting and hoping for the chance to be rescued. The unique concept of Veterans K9 Solutions is by saving a shelter dog you can save a veteran. Saving a shelter dog and rehabilitating them provides them with a purpose, gives life back to them and enables them to provide an emotional and physical bond with the veteran in need. Our love for dogs and gratitude towards those whom served makes our goal simple; “Giving back to those in need by saving two lives at a time”.


When I was medevaced from Iraq my life changed forever!! I was going through daily life barely making it. I stopped caring what happened to me. I stopped going out in public because of fear, I could barely function socially. Physically I struggled to perform everyday tasks. All I wanted to do was go back to war. Every night I relived Somalia all over again. I couldn't sleep and when I managed to fall asleep I would wake up shaking and sweating. As a father I struggled with patience and understanding. Then I met Jerry Lyda and got involved with veterans k-9 solutions. Jerry never asked anything of me, but instead gave everything he could. Jerry introduced me to Gus. Gus is a German Shepherd Dog and was donated by another veteran from Atlanta and it was the greatest gift and show of patriotism I could ever have received. Veterans k9 solutions helped me train Gus, while at the same time being there for me on a personal level. I can honestly say without a doubt that Jerry Lyda, Gus and Veterans K9 Solutions saved my life!!!!! Thank you, I am forever grateful.
                                                                                                    -Steven Lewandowski