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.

  • SDV Receives $5,000 Grant

    Service Dogs of Virginia is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Fund. The grant funds will support the training of a physical...

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  • Signature Spa Supports SDV!

    ​Wow, the 2017 What’s Love Got To Do With It campaign raised $5530! Clap your paws for everyone who made this happen. People helping people.

  • Run Don’t Quack to Duck Donuts to Support SDV

    ​Until August 31st, Charlottesville’s Duck Donuts is supporting SDV. Just say Service Dogs of Virginia when you make your yummy purchase!

  • Father’s Day Fundraiser!

    Once again, Pearl’s is honoring Father’s Day by supporting SDV! At the Richmond location, shop on June 12 to 14, in Charlottesville, shop June 14 to 16. On these dates, a % of sales goes to SDV. Last year, $4500 was raised so let’s try to...

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  • Rotary Club of Charlottesville Gives $1,000 Grant to SDV!

    ​A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Charlottesville for their generous grant in support of our work on behalf of individuals with disabilities. People helping people!


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.