At Argos K9, our mission is “to provide families in need with a K9 who will bestow a greater quality of life.”
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that strives to combine our training expertise with the perfect K9 to give you the new family member that your loved one needs and deserves.
We believe that the K9s we train are not just valuable tools, helping their charges during day-to-day life, but that they’re also members of your family.
We work with all kinds of families and individuals, including veterans, families of autistic children, individuals suffering from diabetes, seizure disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). We also provide K9s to families with other service needs, such as a Family Guardian K9.
Argos K9 is dedicated to providing you with a K9 that is able to perform its job to perfection while also becoming a beloved and trusted family member! Contact us today to learn more!
Deborah Bush, Co-Founder and CEO
Deborah grew up in Northern Minnesota, where she became comfortable working with animals at a young age and spent many years working with horses and dogs. She’s also trained horses and K9s for Search & Rescue. Like her husband, Deborah’s years in the military gave her a passion for helping veterans suffering from the effects of PTS, TBI, and other combat wounds. Her years working with dogs have given her the skills and experience to be able to help those who are suffering reclaim a normal life.
Bud Choate, Public Relations Officer
Bud is passionate about using his talents for fundraising to improve life for others. As the father of two boys on the Autism spectrum – Zach, age 25, and Xander, age 6 – Bud has seen firsthand how funding put to the right use can make all the difference in a person’s life. Bud has worked extensively with Autism Speaks as a team leader for the Walk for Autism Speaks and as co-chair on the committee for the Ride for Autism Speaks. His work with these organizations, as well as his work with in the autistic community, has given Bud an in-depth understanding of how much good can be done through successful networking and fundraising, as well as insight into the importance of brand protection and overhead management.
At Argos K9, we provide families with the best dogs possible by partnering with the best breeders in the industry.