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.

  • Crutchfield Charity Auction

    Run don’t walk to Crutchfield’s, 825 Gardens Blvd. in Charlottesville and bid for Service Dogs of Virginia. You will win a terrific item and the proceeds will go to SDV. Easy!

  • Sponsor a Dog Round VI is here!

    Sponsor one for yourself and sponsor as a creative gift for or in honor of friends and family. Your sponsorship supports our work on behalf of those with disabilities. Have fun and thank you!

    Learn about the dogs and pick your favorite here.

  • Vehicle Donation Program!

    Through Vehicles for Charity, you can donate your car, boat, RV, or truck and the sale proceeds will be directed to SDV. It is SO easy. Use the donation as a tax break, or to avoid costly repairs to an older vehicle, and help SDV place more service...

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  • Calling All Puppy Raisers

    We always need puppy raisers! 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 evening per...

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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.