Other ways to help

Estate Planning

If you wish to name Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc. in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:
Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, with principal business address of P. O. Box 408, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Tax identification number: 54-1962908
Date of Incorporation: January 1, 2000
Service Dogs of Virginia is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

At Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc., all unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support the mission of training and providing service dogs for individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us at (434) 295-9503 to ensure that we can meet your wishes. Your support will help provide specially trained canine companions to help disabled individuals live with greater independence, security, and peace.

Please Let Us Know Your Plans. If you have included Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc. in your estate plans, please let us know at or contact us at (434) 295-9503. We would like to thank you for your generous commitment to individuals with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We are glad to provide you and your advisor with suggestions to assist you in your planning. However, we cannot provide tax or legal advice, and we encourage all of our donors to obtain their own independent and professional advice.

Services & Supplies Needed

Healthy Paws Pet InsuranceAs a non-profit organization, the more skills and supplies that we can have donated, the more funds there are to help us raise and train dogs and to help our clients to defer their costs. The small equipment, chew toys and office supplies we use regularly (some of which are listed below) can also be found on our Amazon Wish List: https://tinyurl.com/bb4l3av You can also support us by conducting your personal Amazon transactions through Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1962908. This link is specific to Service Dogs of Virginia. When you use it to access Amazon, they will donate a percentage of your purchase price directly to our organization. Click the Healthy Paws ad to the right for a quote through our affiliate program.

Vehicle Donation Program

It’s so easy! Through Vehicles for Charity, you can donate your car, boat, RV, or truck and the sale proceeds will be directed to SDV. Use the donation as a tax break, avoid costly repairs to an older vehicle and help SDV place more service dogs. Thank you! Click on this link and enter Service Dogs of Virginia in the Charity Name box and proceed: https://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/

dog in car cartoonDonate Supplies:

  • Area rugs and door mats (fuzzy, not plastic)
  • Dog beds (for large dogs)
  • Dog kennels (VariKennel, plastic enclosed crate)
  • Kongs, plush squeaky toys (no bean bag type, please), and Buster Cubes
  • Nina Ottosson’s dog toys (brain teasers)
  • Peanut Butter (creamy and without xylitol)
  • Gift cards for gasoline (our dogs must go everywhere to train)
  • Gift certificates to Dogwise, Petsmart, Lowe’s, Michael’s Crafts, & Staples
  • Laundry detergent and bleach
  • Paper for copier/printer – white letter size (regular and 3-hole punched)
  • Paper towels
  • Postage Stamps