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.

  • You’re Invited!

    Join us for a skills demonstration at our training facility! Meet and support the service dogs-in-training, and learn how you can make a difference in the life of a person in need!

    Come early to get a seat!!! After the demonstration light...

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  • Thank You WFM and all the Nickels for Nonprofits shoppers!

    The Nickels for Nonprofits fundraiser at Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville brought in just over $1,500 for SDV! Thanks to everyone who opted to give the proceeds to us when they brought their own reusable bags to the store last quarter. We...

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  • Support Us When you Shop on Amazon!

    Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to Service Dogs of Virginia! It's really simple, just click this link to get started and the donation will automatically be paid to us:...

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  • Thank You Bama Works and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation!

    We’re very happy to announce that Service Dogs of Virginia has received a $5,000 grant from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF. We genuinely appreciate the continued support of the Bama Works Fund. The grant is being used for costs...

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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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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.