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.

  • Nickels for Nonprofits at WFM adds up!

    We were very fortunate to be the beneficiary of the Charlottesville Whole Foods Market Nickels for Nonprofits fundraiser last quarter. Everyone who brought their own reusable shopping bags through the check out could opt to receive a nickel off of...

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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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  • Virginia District Pilot International and Service Dogs of Virginia

    Virginia District Pilot International received a $5,000 matching grant from Pilot International Founders Fund to support a partnership with Service Dogs of Virginia in a new endeavor. The purpose of the project will be to educate the public about...

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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.