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Canines for Service

Call 910-362-8181

21-1 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington, North Carolina

What makes Canines for Service unique?:
Empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life through the services of specially trained assistance dogs.

Who Can Sign Up for a service dog?:
Canines for Service provides highly trained service dogs at no cost or fundraising requirement to Veterans from all conflicts, nationwide, with service-connected mobility limitations, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma.

How much does it cost to participate:
There is no cost or fundraising requirement for a Veteran to receive a service dog.

What kind of Service dogs are offered by the organization?:
Canines for Service trains service dogs to assist with a wide-range of Veteran needs.

How long does it take to get the service dog after signing up?:
Once the Veteran application is submitted and approved by the Canines for Service Review Board, the wait may be up to 2 years. Service dogs are partnered not on a first-come-first-served basis, rather understanding the Veterans needs and identifying the dogs' to create the most successful outcome.

Where does the organization get their puppies to train?:
Canines for Service has partnerships with reputable groups and as part of the Assistance Dogs International North American Breeding Cooperative. The purpose-bred puppies from this program have outstanding genetic composition, with breeder dogs are specifically chosen based on temperament, physical confirmation, health clearances, and willingness to learn and serve.

Where do the veterans sign up to participate?: or email

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