Valor Service Dogs
Valor Service Dogs (VSD) helps wounded post-9/11 veterans and first responders regain independence, return to civilian life, and maintain successful partnerships through the training and placing of mobility assistance and PTSD service dogs. Our hero recipients have a range of injuries including traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and post traumatic stress disorder. Many use prosthetics or are wheelchair bound and have dizziness/balance issues. With no geographic restrictions, we can place dogs in all 50 states at no cost to the recipient. In addition to aiding veterans and first responders in community reintegration, both physically and psychologically, Valor Service Dogs bring awareness and education to the general public on service dogs, their training, and the laws that allow service dogs to be active members of society.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides purpose-bred and professionally trained guide dogs to people with vision loss for greater independence. We've been creating meaningful connections between people with vision loss and exceptional dogs since 1954, graduating over 8,000 handler-guide dog teams. We graduate approximately 160 new teams annually and serve nearly 1,000 graduate teams that are actively working in their communities. Our school is known worldwide as a center of excellence with a spirit of innovation. We are an accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation, the organization that sets global standards for the breeding and training of guide dogs. Our headquarters and Training Facility are located in Yorktown Heights, NY. Our Canine Development Center, where we purpose-breed, whelp, and early socialize approximately 500 puppies annually, is in Patterson, NY. We provide all programs, services, and follow-up support at no cost to our recipients.
The International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing, and service dogs. Through education and advocacy, IAADP works to provide people partnered with assistance dogs with a voice in the assistance dog field, enable them to work together on mutual issues, and foster the partnership between the assistance dog and person with a disability.