Lani Rethaber, executive director of Patriot K9s of Wisconsin, is a Marine Corps and Wisconsin Army National Guard Veteran. Lani has a passion for helping Veterans and in 2019 started as a volunteer at Patriot K9s. Patriot K9s, a Central Wisconsin-based nonprofit, raises and trains psychiatric service dogs for disabled veterans. He has since become the program development manager and now the executive director. The organization employs five full-time staff and has a whole host of volunteers. Patriot K9s also has a prison program helping inmates gain a sense of charity by helping Patriot K9s raise future service dog candidates.