Canines for Service


Changing Lives, Four Paws at a Time  ​
A 501c3 non-profit; Tax ID 56-2118747

Making a difference is just 4 paws away

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Our Mission

Locally and nationally, Canines for Service is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities achieve greater independence.  

Canines for Service (CFS) selects and trains the dogs for people with disabilities. CFS DOES NOT  train a persons own dog or certify a dog trained by an individual, trainer or another organization.
Everyday people experiencing physical limitations are longing to live more independently.  From picking up an item they have dropped or getting a bottle of water, a skilled service dog from Canines for Service can help.  For more than 17 years, Canines for Service has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for independence for people with disabilities. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.

Service Dogs in Wilmington

Click on the image to download the app, choose your walking partner, select Canines for Service, and walk and track your steps to donate to Canines for Service. 

August 8 - 21 Dog Days of Summer Auction.  Online donations accepted August 8 - 18; Bidding opens August 18th at 9 am EST and end August 21st at 6 pm EST.  Benefits Canines for Service.  Visit Dog Days of Summer Event at Canines for Service Facebook for details and to participate.


August 23, Iron Shields Motorcycle Club Charity Ride, Jacksonville, NC benefiting Canines for Service


September 6, 7 to 11 pm, For the Love of Animals Gala by  Sophia Kerrigan 'For the Love of Animals' Memorial Foundation, Yankee Trace Golf Course, Centerville, OH benefiting Canines for Veterans

September 14, 11 am to 5 pm, Handmade Wilmington Artisan Market, Sun Gallery 4414 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington. For more info or to register as a vendor visit Handmade Wilmington on Facebook.

September 29, 7 to 9 pm, Wine & Design Fundraiser at Front Street Brewery, $45.  To learn more and register click here.

October 1, 7 to 9 pm, Wine & Design Fundraiser at Carrabba's Italian Grill. $45.  To learn more and register click here.
October 12, 3 to 5 pm, Wine & Design Fundraiser at St. Therese Catholic Church,  Family Day Fundraiser, $45.  To learn more and register click here.
October 25, Harrika's Brew Haus Octoberfest benefiting Canines for Service, details coming soon!

2015 Walk & Dog Dash - To be Determined; Planning underway soon!

WALK TO SUPPORT CFS