Mar 25, 2021
New Life K9s is a local nonprofit with benefits for all. They provide trained service dogs to veterans and first responders living with PTSD free of charge. The service dogs help their humans navigate the challenges of living with PTSD. The dogs are trained by inmates in California prisons, and offer them unconditional love, acceptance, and an opportunity to give back to the community. The recidivism rate of inmates who train service dogs for New Life K9s is 0%. (The California average is above 50%.) New Life K9s benefits everyone involved in the program, as well as the wider community.
Jack Gould is the Founder and President of Son Care Foundation, Inc. Nonprofit, New Life K9s, and Alpha Academy since 1994. He is a graduate of California State University At Sacramento where he received a BA in Public Administration. He also graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy. Jack worked for the California Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Department for 14 years. He was also the President and CEO of International Life Support Emergency Services for 18 years. Jack, his wife Karen and their beloved canine Hercules live in San Luis Obispo
New Life K9s is a non-profit established to provide Service Dogs to Veterans and First Responders with PTSD. They are located on Buckley Rd.
Dillon Jamison is the Director of Administration for Son Care Foundation, the nonprofit that operates the New Life K9s program. He started working for Son Care part time while attending college and immediately discovered his passion for helping save lives through the human-canine bond. Dillon has been with the organization for almost 6 years, and helps with fundraising, marketing, development, and administrative tasks.
Dillon was a proud volunteer puppy parent for one of the service dogs in training, Josie, who is now serving an Army Veteran. He is originally from the midwest, but lives in San Luis Obispo now with his partner and two pups, Kylie and Riley.
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