Thursday, 01 June 2017 / Published in Service Dogs
My Background: “My name is Holly and I live in Missouri. I was privileged enough to receive a service dog named, Liberty Bell, from Patriot Service Dogs in Jacksonville, Florida. I took a Greyhound Bus to Florida to meet her and learn how to work with her.  Having Liberty Bell with me has been such
Thursday, 25 May 2017 / Published in Service Dogs
We at Patriot Service Dogs are so proud our mission serves to assist both disabled veterans and women inmates. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our disabled veterans who has benefited greatly from having not only one but now another service dog. Read how this new furry friend enabled her to once
Thursday, 18 May 2017 / Published in Inmate Rehabilitation
  The goal of our prison systems is to rehabilitate inmates so they become productive, law-abiding citizens upon their release into society. A prison-service-dog training program like Patriot Service Dogs’ W.O.O.F. has proven to be successful in accomplishing this. As you’ve read in our other blog articles about this topic, the inmates have very poor
Thursday, 04 May 2017 / Published in Volunteers
      Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to occupy some of your spare time?  Do you really want to help a worthy cause that benefits disabled veterans?  We at Patriot Service Dogs need your help in various capacities.  By volunteering, you not only help our disabled veterans, but you also reap some
Thursday, 27 April 2017 / Published in Volunteers
    Have you ever wondered if you would enjoy volunteering with Patriot Service Dogs? We certainly do have several volunteer opportunities available. One of the most rewarding tasks our volunteers perform is puppy raising. We could think of no other way to tell you about it than through this interview with Mike Applebaum and
Thursday, 20 April 2017 / Published in Events
  60 scrapbookers filled the back room of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Orange Park, Florida for our annual Spring Puppy Crop event on April 7th through the 9th.  Raffle prizes, scrapbooking materials and equipment adorned what seemed to be an endless array of tables. Our large scrapbooking fundraiser events are held in the
Thursday, 06 April 2017 / Published in Inmate Rehabilitation, Service Dogs
  As part of Patriot Service Dogs’ mission, we not only try to help give veterans a more independent lifestyle, but we also want to help in the rehabilitation of inmates.  Unfortunately, there is little in the way of formal research that demonstrates the effects of prison service-dog-training programs on inmate recidivism. However, we like
Thursday, 30 March 2017 / Published in Service Dogs
The phone rang one Saturday morning and one of our dedicated volunteers answered it. “Good morning,” the caller said excitedly. “I’m looking for some information about ways service dogs help wheel chair-bound veterans. I am a disabled veteran and am wheelchair-bound. I am tired of having to ask my family members to help me with
Thursday, 23 March 2017 / Published in Service Dogs
  We’re often asked these questions from people who are thinking about requesting a service dog; contemplating becoming a puppy raiser; or, considering donating a dog to our organization. Here are some frequently asked questions about Patriot Service Dogs’ program guidelines and their respective answers: 5 FAQ About Patriot Service Dogs’ Program Guidelines 1. How
Thursday, 16 March 2017 / Published in Service Dogs, Veterans and Military Clients
Ask just about any veteran who has a service dog and you will see how much better each is doing since receiving one. However, if you are a disabled veteran considering getting one, here are 5 service-dog owner challenges you may face. Service-Dog Owner Challenges to Consider Before Applying for One 1. Say good-bye to