This Is Our Story
Ranger Service Dog Training was founded by Ken Cappello in memory of a young combat veteran Stephen Akins. He managed to return from war but felt overwhelmed due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After Stephen’s death, Ken Cappello determined that PTSD – the major killer of our returned troops - has to be stopped. He established Ranger service dogs - an American nonprofit organization that takes dogs from shelters and turns them into service dogs for veterans experiencing PTSD, related to traumatic military experiences.