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.

  • Join us for the SDV Open House 2016

    Saturday, August 6th, 1-3pm
    218 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville
    (near The Fresh Market)

    Come meet and support our service dogs in training! There will be a skills demonstration followed by light refreshments!

  • Kendra Gives Back Party

    Wednesday, July 27, 4:30-8:00pm
    Shops at Stonefield
    2035 Bond Street, Suite #125
    Charlottesville, VA 22911

    Do you want some pampering and need a good reason? 20% of your purchase will go to SDV. Service dogs in training will be there. So come...

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  • Now Accepting Applications for Autism Dogs

    We have reopened our Autism Service Dog Application!

    Read about what these special pups do or apply now.

  • Vehicle Donation Program!

    Through Vehicles for Charity, you can donate your car, boat, RV, or truck and the sale proceeds will be directed to SDV. It is SO easy. Use the donation as a tax break, or to avoid costly repairs to an older vehicle, and help SDV place more service...

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  • Calling All Puppy Raisers

    We always need puppy raisers! 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 evening per...

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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.