A Friend and Companion...

Visit our Facebook Page!
There's a whole lot going on at PAD! We encourage you to stay on top of all our news and happenings by visiting our Facebook page.

Calendar of Events
PAD has a busy summer planned! For a list of upcoming events this summer, see this...

2017 'Tee It Up For The Troops' Golf Event
Annual golf event set for July 10, 2017. Join us as a sponsor and/or a player for a great day of golf to honor our veterans. More info...
Player registration...  |  Sponsorship info...

Attn: Veteran/Service Dog Teams
Airport training will be available for teams on Mar 3, Jun 3, Aug 5 & Nov 4. Limited slots are open, you must register in advance. Teams will go through security checkpoints, hang out at the airport, visit dog relief areas, and board a plane. For more info, email Paula.

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...

Opportunity to "Sponsor a Backpack"
A great way to say thank you is to help supply a graduating veteran/dog team with a supply backpack. Click here for more info...

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!