Unfortunately, we can’t. We train our dogs for two years, and they are all covered under our insurance policy. We are not able to train your dog and allow it to be covered under our policy.
Our vests are not for sale. We train our dogs for years and test them, so we know they are qualified to be service dogs. A vest should not be thought of as a way to bring your dog on vacation. In many states, it is illegal to pass your pet off as a service dog.
No, simply filling out an application does not guarantee you a service dog from Patriot Service Dogs. We have more applicants than dogs in training.
No, we only place our dogs with those who have served in the military.
Absolutely! We welcome all who have served. As long as you were honorably discharged from any branch of the military, you are welcome to apply.
We encourage you to apply. Age is not a factor.
No, we place service dogs in homes that currently have pets. Our dogs must live by a different set of rules, but we can work with you to understand what those are.
Yes, we do! We train our dogs for two years, so they know the commands - but you don’t. We have a week-long training session that you must attend to receive a service dog from us. We want to set you up to have a wonderful experience with a service dog for years to come - and that takes training.
While we do train some Standard Poodles and Poodle mixes, we cannot guarantee that you will be matched with one of these dogs. Most of our dogs shed quite a bit. If that is a problem for you or a member of your family, please consider other organizations who can meet your needs.
You will need to take care of the dog every day of its life. If you are not physically able to feed or take care of the service dog, you must provide or arrange for someone else to care for your service dog. This includes feeding twice a day, exercise, potty, and general care. Our dogs average between 55-85 pounds. They need at least 45 minutes of exercise each day, including walking, playing fetch, etc.