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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!
Meet the “Triplets”
In November of 2019, among Tennessee’s fall leaves, the “Triplets” (Captain, Auggie, and Norman) joined the Patriot Service Dog training program as eight-week-old puppies. All three were donated by long-time PSD supporter and friend, Traci Thompson of Country Goldens. PSD has been lucky to train many dogs from Traci including graduates like Hero, Patriot, and Read More »
How Has Covid-19 Effected Patriot Service Dogs?
I know we are all probably feeling some “pandemic fatigue,” but in my first update on our new blog, I want to share how Covid-19 has affected the organization and share some positives that have come from these difficult times. For advanced training and graduation, we also had to develop a new playbook. Instead of Read More »
Welcome to the PSD Blog
Welcome! This blog is a new way for Patriot Service Dogs to communicate with our community and to reach out to potential veteran applicants, volunteers, and donors. This has been in the works for a long time, so we are thrilled to find you here. Make sure you subscribe to our digital newsletter to get the Read More »
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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