The Veteran Service Dog Trust [VSDT] fulfills out foundation’s primary mission in order to provide the highest quality task trained dogs on behalf of our nation’s veterans. Our foundation provides psychiatric, mobility and medical service dogs to our veterans at no charge and without geographic restrictions. Service dogs that meet the needs of veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress remain our most requested type of dog. The VA does not provide funding for service dogs for PTS, TBI or other non-mobility diagnoses at this time.
Generous donations from our supporting individuals, companies and sponsors provides for the following services that make our life-saving dogs possible:
- Training (the average service dog trains for over a year)
- Animal care including food, veterinarian services and grooming
- Service dog and handler equipment
- Handler education
- Service dog and handler integration
Service dogs are trained directly by our master trainers at our campus locations at Coastline K9, Devine K9s and Ridgeside Carolinas.