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About Us
Formed in 1996, Saint Francis Service Dogs is the largest service dog organization in Virginia and is accredited by Assistance Dogs International.

Over the years, Saint Francis has placed many professionally trained service dogs to assist people with a wide range of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, joint and/or muscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, paralysis, Parkinsons, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other disabling conditions.

It takes two years and costs up to $25,000 to train one service dog. Saint Francis absorbs this cost and does not charge for service dogs.

Presently, Saint Francis places 10-15 service dogs per year in our service area, which includes the entire state of Virginia as well as the area within a three hour drive of our facility at 8232 Enon Drive in Roanoke, Virginia.

Our goal is to place up to 25 service dogs per year while maintaining our trademark personalized training and attention to each individual partnership.
For questions or additional information about Saint Francis Service Dogs contact us at info@saintfrancisdogs.org or call 540.342.DOGS (3647).

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To read more about the history of Saint Francis Service Dogs, the people, facilities, and the importance of earning an ADI accreditation, visit the links on this page.