Service Dogs of Virginia is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that raises, trains, and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. Highly trained dogs perform a multitude of tasks that allow greater personal freedom and independence. We serve clients residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and are based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • What’s Love Got To Do With It? Everything!

    We're so happy to announce that for the 4th year running, Signature Spa at Albemarle Dermatology Associates in Charlottesville is running their annual fundraiser for us! Feb. 9 - 26 customers can purchase 1 Radiesse syringe treatment for regular...

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  • Calling All Puppy Raisers

    We always need puppy raisers! However, in order to become a puppy raiser (or perform any volunteer work that involves dog handling), you must take a mandatory training class. The class runs for 5 weeks generally from 5:30 - 8:30 pm one weekday...

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  • Many, Many Thanks to ExxonMobil Employees!

    We are very honored and grateful to again be selected as one of the top charities for the ExxonMobil Employee's Favorite Charity Campaign. Many thanks to the ExxonMobil employees who support our work!

  • Welcome Sally Day!

    We are pleased to announce that Sally Barbee Day has joined our staff as Director of Development. Sally, a Charlottesville native and UVa graduate, is thrilled to combine her desire to help others with her lifelong love of dogs. Sally has...

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  • Sponsor a Service Dog

    We're happy to introduce you to the next round of dogs in our fall annual Sponsor A Dog project.

    Visit to select a pup and follow his or her progress as they train to become a...

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It costs approximately $20,000 per year to raise and train a service dog and each dog is in the program one-and-a-half to two years. We need your help to make it work.