SD GUNNER FUND

Service Dogs For Exceptional Humans.

WHO WE SERVE

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VETERANS

  • SERVICE & THERAPY DOGS
  • REFERRAL & RESOURCES
  • MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

 

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FIRST RESPONDERS

  • SERVICE & THERAPY DOGS
  • REFERRAL & RESOURCES
  • MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

 

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EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

  • SERVICE & THERAPY DOGS
  • REFERRAL & RESOURCES
  • PEDIATRIC MEDICAL GRANTS

 

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COMMUNITY

  • CLASSROOM GRANTS
  • EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

ABOUT US

SD Gunner Fund, a registered 501c3 organization has a mission to provide assistance to veterans, first responders and special needs children through the training and adoption of service animals. Service animals are trained to support individuals with mobility, psychiatric, and neurological disabilities.  SDGF was founded in 2014 after founder, Britnee Kinard experienced first hand the lack of support programs that are available for veterans, after her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury serving as Sergeant of the US Army.  SGT Hamilton Kinard is an OIF US Army Disabled Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient.

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

We are excited to share the SD Gunner Fund's 2021 Impact Report with you. Transparency is one of our key values that we cling onto, so please feel free to review and contact us with any questions or concerns! We would love to chat with you.

SERVICE | COMPASSION | COMMUNITY | TRANSPARENCY | RESPECT

"This fund is simply amazing...but I can tell you what is even more amazing...the family that started this foundation. Britnee Kinard is an unbelievably dedicated military wife who lives passionately with the sole intention of helping all military personnel AND their families. Being the spouse of a Marine myself, I am extremely proud and thankful to call the Kinards my friends."

USMC Caregiver Kaila Donaldson & SD Abram

"When my service dog had to have an emergency overnight stay, I contacted SD Gunner Fund and they took care of it for me. Being low on money and wanting to take care of your SD as they take care of you, it is always nice to know someone wants to take care of them also. Thank you SD Gunner Fund."

USMC Chris Campbell & SD Freedom

"The SD Gunner Fund has provided me with more than I could ever ask for. They have assisted me with my PTSD Service Dog, as well as provided me with room and board so that I can get back on my feet. Things have not been easy for me, but they have been there for me every step of the way. They truly care about what happens to me."

USMC Freddy Archilazamora & SD Max

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MEET GUNNER

Gunner joined the Kinard family in June 2013 as a Service Dog In Training. In March of 2014, Gunner finished his training and earned his SD credentials. SD Gunner serves as a mobility service animal for Hamilton Kinard.

MEET BRITNEE

Britnee Kinard, founder and CEO of SD Gunner Fund graduated from MTSU in 2005 with a degree in recording industry business. Britnee left her high profile career in business, to become a full-time caregiver to her husband, Hamilton Kinard, after he suffered life-altering injuries while serving our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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MEET HAMILTON

As a military veteran, serving our country for over 20 years in the US Army and National Guard, Hamilton Kinard received life-altering injuries after his unit took a direct hit from an IED in 2005. Diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury among 56 other injuries, Hamilton was medically and honorably discharged in 2010 and became the recipient of several awards and honors including the Purple Heart and Global War on Terrorism medal. SGT Kinard is married to Britnee Kinard and together they have two sons, Blayne & Maks.

AS FEATURED IN

SERVICE DOG APPLICATION

If you have any questions regarding completing this application, please do not hesitate to contact us along the way by phone or email at sdgftraining@gmail.com.