Service Dog Resources

Thank you for visiting this resource page. It costs approximately $30,000 to fully train a service dog. While DVEN is not able to provide this service directly, the organizations listed below do provide this service.

1. Next Step Service Dogs

Next Step Service Dogs supports courageous veterans, active military personnel, and first responders with PTSD, TBI and/or mobility limitations by giving them the tools to take the next steps forward in their lives by assisting in the training of amazing service dogs. Next Step Service Dogs also provides veterans with service dogs, service dog training, and education.

2. Veterans Moving Forward

Veterans Moving Forward provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges.  Veterans Moving Forward provides these service dogs at no cost to the veteran. Veterans Moving Forward strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans, and increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities.  Veterans Moving Forward is a grant recipient of DVEN.

3. K9s for Warriors

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. K9s for Warriors provides each wounded warrior a service canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home-cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and a life-time of wrap-around services.


VetDogs trains and places service dogs for those with physical disabilities; guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals. VetDogs strives to empower veterans to once again live with pride and self-reliance.


Patriot Paws trains and provides service dogs to veterans. Since 2006, Patriot Paws has placed almost 200 service dogs in over 30 states. The Patriot Paws program is unique because; over 400 volunteers have helped train their service dogs, including help from prison inmates.


Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members. Semperk9 has a 100% success rate with their dog training services.

Have you heard about our Veterans Rally for Disabled Veterans? We’re on a mission to provide companion dogs and empowering events for our disabled brethren. Learn more about our 2021 VetsRally4Vets autocross rally here, and submit the form below to receive updates and priority registration.

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