Florida Service Dogs, Inc. was founded in February 1999. We are a
small IRS 501c3 approved Florida non profit corporation that has no paid employees. Please take a few minutes to go through
our site and see how we can help you!
We used to work with owner's dogs, however
for many reasons we are unable to do this (exceptions are made on a case by case situation). Florida Service Dogs, Inc.
will ONLY work with our own dogs. We ask that you NOT go out and rescue, adopt, nor buy a dog if you are wanting a service
dog, then please let us do that work for you to ensure the best match is made for your needs.
We will teach anyone interested in learning canine behaviors disabled or not.
We are now partnering with the City of Jacksonvilles Parks Division who has graciously allowed us to use their facility free
We are inside of the City of Jacksonville's Bethesda Park located at 10790 Key Haven Blvd. Jacksonville,
Florida. We are holding classes there now with 4 different classes: Monday and Tuesdays from 3 til 5pm
and again 6 til 9pm. Please attend whatever session you feel is best suited for your needs. We have been in
the building now for several years and so far everyone seems to really enjoy the large spacious building. The building and
parking lot are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. The building has air conditioning and heating and there are
bathrooms inside as well. There are no snack machines but there is a kitchen that we are able to use. So please bring
your own munchies and drinks or special feeding items.
Our classes are an open flexible model which means we have no start and stop dates. We are a hands on extensive inclusive training
program. This means the teams actually work together are in training together. We work with whomever shows
up. Every one is welcome . Please leave your cell phones and computers off!. Class time is important
time for our dogs and they need your full attention!
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes class schedules and/or locations may change, depending
on events or client needs. If you need a confirmation on class times, please email email@example.com and tell us which class you wish to attend. IF WE DO NOT KNOW YOU ARE COMING WE MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH DOGS OR EQUIPMENT FOR
EVERYONE WHO SHOWS UP FOR THE CLASS SO PLEASE CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING. REMEMBER WE HAVE TO WASH AND
LOAD DOGS AND TRAINING EQUIPMENT BEFORE EACH CLASS. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AND USUALLY ATTEND REGULARLY PLEASE
LET US KNOW YOU ARE NOT COMING SO WE DO NOT HAVE ADDTIONAL DOGS. You do not need to bring anything to attend our classes as
everything is provided during classes.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD NOR COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE ACTUALLY ATTENDED CLASSES IN PERSON TO DETERMINE IF THIS
IS WHAT YOU ARE WANTING TO DO. WHEN EMAILING US PLEASE DO NOT FEEL YOU MUST ELABORATE ON YOUR DISABILITY OR REASONS
FOR WANTING A SERVICE ANIMAL. THE REASON FOR NEED WILL BE DISCUSSED IN CLASSES AS TIME GOES ON TO DETERMINE WHAT
TASKS ARE NEEDED. ANYONE IS WELCOME IN OUR CLASSES REGARDLESS IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR NOT...VETERANS DO HAVE
PRIORITY FOR NEEDS. ONLY THOSE WITH SEVERE IMPAIRMENTS QUALIFIED UNDER THE LAW WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR A
Want to help our organization? Since we have
no paid employees and do not charge our clients nor volunteers anything for our services, dogs, nor training etc. we can surely
use all the help we can get! We are registered with the state to accept donations. There are several ways
to assist our program. We use the Res Q Walk free app that allows people to download, use and support your favorite animal
oriented organization. Please visit that app and sign up to support Florida service dogs, Inc. every time you
start the walk app and move/walk/ride/jog/run etc. the app uses the gps (without data) to register the miles you moved
with your smart phone the more miles our supporters walk the more donations are given to our mutts!
Please visit our page at wegive.org to make a donation. Every year we submit a new project. Any amount is greatly appreciated and helps
us continue to provide our services for free to veterans and the disabled. Every year we participate in the local We
Give and Go program sponsored by the Jaguars foundation and several other supporters. This is a program for people to
be able to buy jaguar football tickets at a reduced rate, while donating a part to their favorite charity. One must
use the website link or the special email link that will allow the organization to be creditef. We also have a
paypal account using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also are set up to receive donations from the organization
Another great way to help is by using Goodsearch for all your searching and shopping needs. Every search earns a
penny for Florida Service Dogs. It's easy to set up and get going on Goodsearch. Just go to http://www.goodsearch.com/ and sign up! They feature donations for shopping as well as using their search engine. Thanks for trying it out
and thank you for your continued support!