K-9 Caring Angels history
Ted and Sonny have been operating a dog training business in Northern Virginia for over a decade achieving top honors for customer satisfaction and business from NOVA Magazine, Virginia Living, Manassas Business Hall of Fame and as a Top 10 franchise (#3) out of 130 nationally with their former franchisor.
K-9 Caring Angels started as a non-profit founded by Sonny Madsen with a mission to train and donate Psychiatric Service Dogs to Veterans (PSD) challenged by Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). The non-profit organization continues to operate today and is known as K-9 Caring Angels Therapy and Service Dogs and can be found at www.k-9caringangels.org.
All Hands expose with Eaan Green and DD, one of our earliest Psychiatric Service Dogs
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K-9 Caring Angels Therapy and Service Dogs trains and certifies Therapy Dogs around the country for both private citizens and for organizations like Fire Departments, Police Departments, Assisted Living, Counseling Groups, Funeral Homes, etc. K-9 Caring Angels Therapy and Service Dogs trained the first full time Firehouse Therapy Dog in the United States after working with Fairfax County Fire Department on a pilot program headed up by our very own Buck Best. Since then, K-9 Caring Angels Therapy and Service Dogs has placed Firehouse Therapy Dogs with Fire Departments around the country from El Cajon, CA and Snoqualmie, WA to Charlotte, NC and Memphis, TN to name a few.
Wally, the first, full time Firehouse Therapy Dog
In cooperation with Fairfax County Fire Department and Buck Best we developed a program to train and place therapy dogs full time in firehouses. Wally was our very first and had a real affect on the camaraderie at Fairfax County Fire Station 32
The private citizens we have worked with to get certified with their dogs across the country give back to their respective communities regularly from Assisted Living to Kids Reading to Dogs, School Exams, Hospice, Dog Safety, Traumatic Events and so much more. The demand for Therapy Dogs in Northern Virginia is quite high and outstrips the availability of volunteers and their dogs!
All that being said…
In March of 2022 America’s K-9 Caring Angels Dog Training was formed by Sonny and Ted Madsen as a for-profit offshoot of our non-profit operation, providing a high level of training to Northern Virginia and surrounding areas with specialization in Emotional Support Animals (ESA), Therapy Dogs and Psychiatric Service Dogs.
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Ted and Sonny Madsen