Support Dogs for Veterans and First Responders

"Ruger"

Male

Labrador Retriever

Class of 2019

Fraulein

Female

German Shepherd

Class of 2017

Piper

Female

Texas Heeler

Therapy Team

Our Canine Family

Leo

Male

Golden Retriever

​Class of 2017



The backbone of our organization are the special dogs listed below.  We are truly blessed to have most of our canines donated from local families and breeders. As you can see we accept all different breeds and mixes, looking for those special few that have the right "stuff" to make a faithful service dog for a deserving hero.  Dogs accepted into our program are healthy and free of any known health concerns or disabilities.   They are outgoing dogs that love to problem solve, and work with their people.  Normally retriever breeds or shepherds are best suited for the task we will require from them, and most happy to do the job.  All of our recruits start with special socialization, and standard obedience skills, then using play, instincts, and clear communication we teach them the skills of reading building anxiety, and how to alert to it.  They learn to push buttons, close doors, turn on and off lights, retrieve dropped objects, compression therapy, and so much more.  


Have a dog you think would be the perfect fit for a hero, or our therapy team?  Contact us today at servicedog@gatewayk9.com 

"Gunner"

Male

Rough Collie

Therapy Team

"Paisley"

Female

Labrador/ Golden Mix

Class of 2019

Our Canine Family


Delta

Female

Labrador Retriever

Class of 2018


"Percy James"

Male

Labrador/ Golden Mix

Class of 2019