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Description of Service
Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet is a program dedicated to helping Franklin County veterans with service-connected disabilities to lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. This program benefits the veteran, the dog, and the community. Service dogs have proven to be highly valuable in assisting veterans with all types of disabilities, including, but not limited to, diabetes, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Our dogs come from local rescues and shelters, and a few select breeding lines, and are provided with highly specialized training and care. These dogs are then capable of serving veterans with a number of physical and psychological needs.
During the process of training service dogs, foster families may be utilized to house and care for the puppies. Selection of these foster families will remain at the sole discretion of the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office. Foster families will be required to meet all ethical standards, policies, and regulations set forth by the program as well as the trainer.
All applications for a service dog will be reviewed by the Franklin County Office of Veterans Affairs. Equal consideration will be given to all qualified applicants. Verification of a service-connected disability will be made through the Philadelphia Regional Office.
Individuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
Veteran, Veteran Families
See the description of the service for specific eligibility details.