American veterans face many challenges to overcome upon their return. Many must adapt to a disabled physical body and its full recovery, some suffer hearing losses of all degrees, many have unexpected financial burdens, and all face a new lifestyle of less independence. Their families and friends also feel the non-physical burdens of their return as well.
To assist these brave men and women in resuming an independent lifestyle, Support Dogs provides assistance dogs to veterans. An established scholarship fund, the Disabled American Veterans Independence Dog (the DAVID Fund,) helps with the application fee and equipment costs associated with a veteran receiving an assistance dog.
If you are in need of an Assistance Dog, please fill out an application questionnaire to begin the process.
If you would like to help provide Assistance Dogs at no cost to our veterans, please consider making a gift to the DAVID Fund.