Veteran Assistance Animal Guide

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)

Location: Savage, MN

Area Served: Within 200 mile radius of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Phones Number: 612-643-5671

Type Provided: Mobility Assistance Dogs, Diabetic Alert Dogs, Facility Therapy Dog, and Autism Service Dogs occasionally.

Breed of Dogs: Typically Labradors, Golden Retrievers, crosses.  We also have a mix of rescued/shelter dogs and dogs from breeders.

Demographics:  Prioritize placement with physically wounded warriors, with no charge to veterans.

Wait Time: Ensuring a good match can take from 3 months to 1 year.

Veterans Moving Forward, Inc.

Location: Catharpin, VA

Area Served: Veteran applicants from anywhere in the USA for service dogs; therapy dog recipients need to be in the northern VA, Washington DC metro area and/or Maryland.  

Phone Number: 1-866-375-1209

Type Provided: Psychiatric Service Dog, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Facility Therapy Dogs.

Breed of Dogs: Service Dogs are Retrievers through qualified breeders, Non-Service dogs are a variety of breeds.

Demographics: Veterans and Military currently going through medical board

Wait time: Approximately 18-22 Months

America's Vetdogs
Location: Smithtown, NY

Area Served: North America

Phone Number: 866-838-3647

Type Provided: Guide Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Medical Alert Service Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dogs, Facility Therapy Dogs, and Therapy Dogs.

Breed of Dogs: Yellow and Black Labradors, Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and other dogs can be requested.

Demographics: Veterans

Wait Time: 3-12 months, Times vary depending on the training to be provided, or if there is a special request for a dog.

  • Dogs will be provided for the Veteran with the best match possible.
  • Will have to attend a 10 day in-residence training program before returning home with a Service Dog.

Therapy Dogs