Puppy Days: Inside the First Days of Training

September doesn’t just mean the last days of summer for Patriot Service Dogs, it means we’re entering a new season–no, not fall–puppy season! In the last few weeks we have welcomed two new pups, Sam and Richard. Both boys still have that super soft puppy fur and those super sharp puppy teeth, but they have Read More »


Disney World, The Most Magical Training Location on Earth: Behind PSD’s Annual Training Trip

For most of the organization’s history, Patriot Service Dogs has made an annual training trip to Disney World. Because we are based in Central Florida, Disney is an easy location for our trainers to convene. In 2020, we skipped the trip due to health concerns, but this year, we are restarting the tradition! Julie Sanderson, Read More »


Bernie on the Beat: Inside Tank’s New Job With the Nassau County Sheriff

“Unique” has always described Tank–from the moment he joined Patriot Service Dogs as a ball of black and brown fluff, to his goofball personality during training, and now, to his final placement. Tank, PSD’s only Bernese Mountain Dog, is not going to be matched as a service dog for a wounded veteran, but he has Read More »


Graduation of the 2021 Summer Class!

On July 17th, Patriot Service Dogs added four new teams to our family!  The graduation ceremony was a celebration of the dogs, their veterans, and everyone who contributed to the training of the dogs for these past two years! Because not everyone could attend the graduation, we are sharing a photo gallery and more information Read More »

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Inside Advanced Training

This week, Patriot Service Dogs has been running our second Advanced Training of 2021! If you follow PSD through the digital newsletter, social media, or sponsor updates you’ve likely seen photos and news on this class of veteran/service dogs teams. It’s an exciting time for everyone in our community, but we know that it can Read More »

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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 »

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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 Patriot Service Dogs

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 »