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Important Announcement
Due to the current wait time needed to receive and train our service dogs, the PAD Board of Directors has decided to temporarily suspend the acceptance and processing of new applications to the program. More info...

PAD in the News & PAD Newsletter
Our graduates and veterans are making the news! News story...
Now available... A quarterly newsletter highlighting the latest news and events regarding our program. Latest issue...

Mission Statement...
Patriot Assistance Dogs provides highly trained, certified psychiatric service dogs to qualified U.S. Military veterans.
Values Statement...
We believe that veterans and dogs are entitled to be treated with respect and care for their emotional and physical well being. This results in highly trained, competent dogs and confident teams who continually improve their quality of lives.

Patriot Assistance Dogs fill a specific demonstrated need created by the veteran's disabilities. The goal of Patriot Assistance Dogs is to place these much needed assets with the veteran and at no charge to the veteran. The dogs used in this program may be donated, rescued or bred for the program.

Each Patriot Assistance Dog will be trained to meet individual veteran's needs by:

  • Reminding veteran to take medication
  • Interrupting harmful behavior
  • Leading away from stressful situations
  • Getting help when necessary
  • Waking from night terrors
  • Interrupting panic attacks
  • "Clearing" a room or apartment
  • Maintaining a veteran's personal space
You Can Help...
Please consider helping the PAD program. Your support is appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.
Apply to program...
For those veterans interested in applying for a service dog through our program, please complete the application and mail it with documentation to:

Patriot Assistance Dogs
1478 Mallard St
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
More ways to help...
We are now registered with MinnKota recycling. Please consider naming 'Patriot Assistance Dogs' as the beneficiary of your proceeds when you drop off your recycling goods. Thank you!