Service Animals for the Handicapped or Disabled

I have no idea about the quality or reputation of any of the following places.
Please check them out thoroughly before dealing with them.
There are several options available - some serve everyone and some specifically serve our Veterans, some are for specific needs. I'll add more as I find them.
If any of these links do not work or if you know of another place that could be on here to help with service animals, Contact me, Pat Switzer

I have more resources at th4e bottom of the page - don't miss them!

America's Vet Dogs.
Founded by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and serving the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel. As the premier provider of guide and service dogs for disabled veterans, America’s VetDogs has a strong reputation among veterans, veterans service organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the military for the quality of our dogs and training, and for the way we respect our veterans and their needs.

Visit our website to learn more.

The Sam Simon Foundation.


The Sam Simon Foundation -

Providing service and assistance dogs and so much more:
saving the lives of dogs - to enrich the lives of people."

To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!



Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
It is our goal, that by combining our business skills and specialized training abilities that we can bring dignity and independence to many of these disabled people through the use of our specially trained service dogs. For that purpose, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. was founded in north central Florida. Though the southern United States has the highest numbers of disabled people, we are improving the lives of special needs individuals everywhere and have paired dog teams from Florida to California.
To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!

Paws with a cause.
Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.


To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!



Shore service dogs.
Our mission is to aid those affected with disabilities and/or their caregivers to gain greater mobility, independence, and peace of mind through a partnership with our custom trained Service Dogs. We place quality canine partners with recipients in need and conduct fundraising to help offset the financial burden to those disabled individuals who utilize our services.

To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!

Dog Wish.
Dog Wish is an organization that trains top quality Service Dogs,
and places them with those with Autism, Dementia, PTSD,
Seizures and more, at cost effective rates.

Dog Wish also places Psychiatric Service Dogs with the neurologically disabled at cost effective rates. President Bob Taylor, through his training of over 300 Service Dogs, has been honored by the Red Cross, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and many others, for his work with the disabled community.

To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!

Stiggy's Dogs.
Stiggy’s Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be psychiatric service dogs for military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) or Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”). The psychiatric service dogs are trained and deployed at no cost to the veteran.

Stiggy’s Dogs all pass the Canine Good Citizen ® Certification test and then are paired with their handlers for further training. Since each veteran has unique qualities and needs, each dog is individually trained to meet that veteran’s needs. Stiggy’s Dogs offers the veteran and dog pairing a lifetime of support after deployment.
Please visit our website to learn more and Thank You!


Canine Assistants.

Training great dogs to help special people.

Service and seizure response dogs have a magical effect on their recipients. They assist with physical and emotional needs - enabling a person to achieve greater independence, confidence, and happiness overall.

95% of donations go directly to the training and placement of service and seizure response dogs with children and adults throughout the country.

To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!

Some of the sponsors for Canine Assistants are:
and Milk Bone
Please support the people who support others.

Milk Bone helps Canine Assistants.
Milk Bone has been a major contributor to the Canine Assistants Program, a charity organization whose goal is to raise and train service dogs for the people who need them the most. That means that every time you buy a package of Milk-Bone dog snacks, a portion of the proceeds goes to fund the Canine Assistants’ programs.


Helping hands Monkey helpers.
We are a non-profit organization that helps adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments live more independent and engaged lives. We do this by providing them, free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained capuchin monkey to help with their daily tasks. The only organization of our kind, we raise and train these special service animals, carefully match them with appropriate recipients across the nation, and provide active support and care for the duration of each placement
To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!

Guide horse foundation.
The Guide Horse Foundation: Our mission is to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people. The Guide Horse Foundation is committed to delivering Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing expenses for the blind handler's on-site training.


To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!


4 paws for ability.
4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing; help with animal rescue, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.


To learn more about us please visit our website and Thank You!


There are more and more programs in jails and prisons where the inmates are carefully chosen to train and take care of dogs, often found in shelters, to be service animals or good family members. Often, these programs end up saving not only the dogs, but the inmates as well when they find pride in doing something that is so worthwhile and needed.

Puppies behind bars.
Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.
Please visit our website to learn more. Thank You!




We can't forget that some of our other precious family members are disabled in various ways.
This is a place that offers many of the special needs our animal family might need.

The mission of is to provide products, services and support so that elderly, handicapped, and injured pets can lead happy, healthy, high-quality lives.

We understand the needs of handicapped pets and can help you care for them.
Please visit our website to learn more, and Thank You!


Here are more resources for you:

Assistance Dog ResourcesAssistance Dog Resources from Autism Speaks




Pet and Animal Emergency PlanningPet and Animal Emergency Planning





Service dogs for America - adult fostering Service dogs for America- adult fostering






Help with pet veterinary costs 





Guide Dog Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesGuide Dog Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services





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