Mission Statement

Why do we exist? OUR MISSION

We believe Special Operation Force and law enforcement K9s deserve the highest level of care in retirement.

How do we carry out our mission for these special K9s?

The Warrior Dog Foundation was founded by Mike Ritland as a place for retirement and rehabilitation of retired Warrior K9s slated to be euthanized. We provide a rare sanctuary of last resort and as a result, our retired K9s often stay with us for many years, and some live out their lives with us.
Once these retired K9 Warriors have completed their service and for whatever reason, are unable to continue on with their handler, the Warrior Dog Foundation helps transition them from an operational environment into our state-of-the-art kennel facility in Texas.  We then ensure the care of each individual K9 with dignity and grace, including both mental and physical rehabilitation for the rest of their lives.