Welcome to Patriot Service Dogs’ New Blog


Julie Drexel, CEO, Patriot Service Dogs


Welcome to Patriot Service Dogs’ new blog, a place you can come to learn about what’s happening within our organization. We’ve been wanting to include everyone in our joy and this is the perfect way to do that. Our blog will have a personal side as well as an informational side.

The Personal Side of Patriot Service Dogs’ Blog

So, what will you discover in our weekly blog articles? You might hear the story about how one service dog Cordelia went on a trip by air and got turned around while boarding and had to “back, back” the whole way down the aisle. Or, you may hear an update on the weekend raisers in the Villages who are thoroughly enjoying their time with the prison dogs. You’ll then understand why our service dog “Hawkeye” knows all the dances from the 50’s due to his many trips to the Villages’ nightly entertainment! Likewise, the inmates will share their success stories and our many volunteers will be given a voice, too.

Speaking of our wonderful volunteers – we know none of this would be possible without their dedication. Our blog will feature stories from them as well. We have many scrap- bookers who have supported PSD for years by attending the fundraising events. You’ll learn just why they continue to show up and their thoughts about our newest puppies and our older ones, too. (We know, ladies, Justice is your favorite!)

The Informational Side of Patriot Service Dogs’ Blog

Our blog will also serve as our portal for information and current news about such topics as service dogs, understanding PTSD and TBI, the ADA, as well as any new legislation regarding the use of service dogs.

How You Can Help Patriot Service Dogs

Patriot Service Dogs is always in need of puppy raisers (a two-year commitment), event coordinators, grant writers and people to host a house party – you provide the guests and we do the rest!! We all feel that while Patriot Service Dogs started with only seven volunteers, we have grown and need to continue that growth in order to see our dreams become a reality. We founded this group in 2009 to serve veterans in need and with your support, we will be able to do this long into the future.

Please contact us with any questions or ideas. Our group certainly doesn’t feel as if we have all the answers. We welcome suggestions as well as financial support. Each of us has a role to play and if you reach out, I promise we will help you find your spot. Please contact us at 352-514-9903.

We hope you enjoy reading our blog articles and will share them with your family and friends. As always, with your help, we will be …

Making a Difference 4 Paws at a Time!

Julie and the Patriot Service Dogs’ Board

Patriot Service Dogs, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping our disabled military community gain a sense of independence through their partnership with a well-trained service dog. Our focus is placing service dogs with disabled active, retired or medically discharged military who have given so much for our freedom. We were formed in July of 2009 in Central Florida with initial offices in Jacksonville & Belleview. At the time of our incorporation, we had 7 founding members with an active and dedicated board. To get more informative updates about our organization, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  We welcome your suggestions as well as financial support through our Donate button on this website. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at 352-514-9903, and we’ll gladly find a spot for you.  We hope you will share our blog posts with your family and friends.

2 Comments to “ Welcome to Patriot Service Dogs’ New Blog”

  1. Sandy Tortorete says :

    Julie, we would like to help PSD anyway we can. We really enjoyed working with Patriot and would like to hear how she is doing? If you need week end raisers or any help and/or support let us know.

    1. Sandy,

      Julie is out of town presently but will get back to you regarding your inquiry on Monday. Thanks for reaching out to Patriot Service Dogs.

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