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Patriot Service Dogs is the 2022 winner of the Defender Service Awards Veterans Outreach Category
Thanks to our community of volunteers, supporters, and veterans, Patriot Service Dogs will receive a Land Rover 130 and $25,000 from Land Rover and Chase.
This is a victory truly belongs to the entire Patriot Service Dog community.
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Patriot Service Dogs (PSD) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to pairing well-trained service dogs with veterans free-of-charge. Any honorably discharged veteran with a physical or mental disability is eligible to apply--we do not favor any specific era of service or require veterans to be combat wounded.
PSD was founded in 2009 by Susan Bolton, Julie Sanderson, and five other dedicated volunteers and has grown to over 100 active volunteers. We are located in Central Florida but place dogs throughout the United States. If you would like to join our team, we have many volunteer opportunities available. If you would like apply for one of our dogs, please fill out an application and mail it in!
Veterans receive a professionally trained and socialized service dog that will help them regain independence and change their life forever.
Patriot Service Dogs’ Top 10 of 2022
2022 is a year for the history books of Patriot Service Dogs! This small organization took many big steps over the last twelve months and enjoyed many moments to savor. Before we start 2023 (a year already gearing up to be great), we look back at the top 10 moments of 2022. Of course, this…
Introducing the Class of 2024!
As many of PSD’s supporters know, we have welcomed five new puppies to our training program! While these little guys and girls are cute little puppies now, in two years. they will make up Patriot Service Dogs’ Class of 2024. We are excited to officially welcome them and introduce them to all of PSD’s supporters.…
One Year of the PSD Blog!
For just over a year, Patriot Service Dogs has shared puppy announcements, graduation photos, behind the scenes info on training, and more through our blog. In that time, we have loved reading your comments and answering your questions about service dogs and our training program and we look forward to developing the blog in its…
Why, PSD? Answers to the 4 Most Common Questions Asked of PSD
As service dogs become more common, people naturally have a lot of questions about the many differences between organizations. Some groups use rescue dogs, some help people self-train, others work with one dog at a time-no service dog program is identical and there is no “right way” to train a service dog, but we do…
PSD’s Service Dog Summer School!
This summer, Patriot Service Dogs is offering a brand-new volunteer opportunity! We are excited to introduce “Service Dog Summer School!” Don’t worry-it’s going to be a lot more fun than real summer school. What is summer school for service dogs? Our organization is lucky to have five promising puppies training in our WOOF Prison Program…
Running With the Rotties: The PSD Rottie Team
As many of you know, Patriot Service Dogs introduced our first Rottweiler to the program in late 2021 when we welcomed Rosie (sponsored by the Jacaranda Island Neighborhood). Almost exactly a year later, Rosie was joined by her little sister-same parents, different litters-Dolley (sponsored by Douglas Brodbeck). Our two Rottie girls have been a pleasure…
Introducing Bailey and Mattie!
The Class of 2024 is already looking strong with our “New Triplets” (Millie, Dolley, and Bear), but now we’ve added another sibling pair to the team–Bailey and Mattie! These two black labs are brother and sister and come to us from the same breeder who we got Patton (Class of 2023) from. So far, Bailey…
The Class of 2022 Graduation!
Patriot Service Dogs celebrated the graduation of our 2022 class last weekend! It was a wonderful evening to end an intense and great week of advanced training with our four new veteran/service dog teams. While the ceremony was sold out, we know that there were many more people who would have liked to attend. So,…
Meet the New Triplets!
On February 25th, Patriot Service Dogs will send off a trio of golden retrievers our team has come to know as The Triplets–Norman, Auggie, and Captain (they will be joined by their younger pal, Cutter as well). In truth, two of the three boys are biological brothers, and one was born to a different mother,…
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LIVING A MORE FUNCTIONAL LIFE
"Bradley came into my life just over a year ago, but it seems like much longer than that. Bradley is full of energy and loves to help me out in any way he can. Bradley's specific training to my needs allows him to help me live a more functional life. There are certain things that I did not understand if I would be able to do again, but I found out with Bradley I can do them. He has a bond with me that a person nor a material item can provide. He is a big ball of energy, but when it's time to get into "Cape," he turns into my superhero. I am truly grateful for Patriot Service Dogs and the legacy they are passing on every year to help support wounded veterans like myself. You have touched me and my family's lives forever, and I couldn't imagine life without my buddy (Bradley). For that, I am truly grateful."
- MARK RUSH, RETIRED ARMY