4V sponsors service dogs. By forging a partnership with Villages’ lifestyle groups that raise money for puppies with Patriot Service Dogs (PSD), a group that raises the puppies and trains them, V4V and her partners are able to give the gift of a service dog to Veterans in Need. V4V sponsored service dogs are trained by a PSD initiated program called W.O.O.F. at Lowell Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Ocala, FL. Here a group of inmates are paired with service dogs-in-training and are responsible for their care and training. Weekend raisers provide the prison pups with real world experiences. V4V has sponsored 9 puppies, 4 have graduated and the other five are in various stages of the 2-year training program.



Many of our Veterans can gain so much by having a service dog. Whether there is a physical need or an emotional one, it is a valuable service to provide this type of companion. Your donation goes to the training, caring for and giving this precious gift to our deserving Veterans.

Villagers For Veterans is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Villagers For Veterans is 100% volunteer organization with more than 96% of donations going directly to veterans and their programs. Feel free to request financials by contacting Villagers For Veterans at or by calling 352-751-7611.

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