KNGF Geleidehonden (The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation) trains guide dogs, and holds particular significance for Emily and Lars, as Rieke is a KNGF graduate. Rieke joined the Heesbeen family in June 2023 and has given Willem back freedom and confidence in his everyday life. We would love your support in donating to KNGF as a wedding gift.
Established in 1935, the organisation has trained thousands of dogs specific to the user's needs. Buddy dogs PTSD are trained to support veterans, former policemen and firefighters. Breeding, caring for and training these dogs costs a lot of money; there are currently only 70 PTSD dogs in action in The Netherlands. KNGF receives no contribution from the government and is largely dependent on gifts and donations.