Our History

This 11-minute video tells the story of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs with interviews from veteran recipients and inmate trainers about service dogs that improve the quality of life. Our organization was officially designated as a 501(c)(3) organization in February 2006, and is a certified member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). Our staff trainers are Certified Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT) and Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) graduates. Each dog trained at Patriot PAWS is customized to the individual needs of the recipient and provided to veterans free of charge. We are funded by private donations from people like you who want to help provide a service for those who have served.

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The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and PTS in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal.