Veteran Service Canines provides a service dog to those who have emotional and/or physical injury due to their service. This includes military veterans, law enforcement and first responders. The dog and training are provided at no charge and require the handler to attend training at least once a week (unless excused) at our training facility in York, PA. As long as the handler and dog are in the program, VSC provides assistance with veterinary bills, food, toys, heart worm/flea/tick medicines, etc.
We do our best to match a dog with a Veteran in a timely manner which suits their handicap or disability.
Veteran Service Canines also works with Veterans who already own a dog and are looking for the opportunity for their dog to go through our program. If it’s something that we can make happen, we gladly will. When VSC does not provide the dog, above-mentioned financial assistance is not provided.
When the application is submitted, we require a copy of a Member 4 DD214 showing honorable discharge, a statement from eBenefits or similar letter showing service connected disability (only that it is service connected, we don't need your medical information).
Due to our training facility being in York, PA we are currently only serving veterans in Pennsylvania, Maryland and northern Delaware.