Canines for Service

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


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Our Mission

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

The longest serving service dog organization and the only accredited organization corporately based in North Carolina.

Canines for Service (CFS) selects and trains the dogs for people with mobility disabilities and Veterans with mobility limitations, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. . 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 18 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

December 6, 11 am - 5 pm Wilma Expo Market, Wilmington Convention Center Wilmington, NC

February 8, 2015 2 pm Run for the Roses , Location: Dorothea Dix Campus – Haywood Building, 805 Ruggles Dr, Raleigh, NC.

February 28, 2015, Noon, American Legion Post 28, Triangle, VA Winter Biker and BBQ Social

March 28, 2015, Walk & Dog Dash - Committee members needed to help plan and organize the event. First planning meeting being set-up now.  Email Laura at to learn how you can get involved!

Canines for Veterans is a beneficiary of Devil DoGs!

5% of Contributions are Donated to to help provide service dogs to wounded warriors & those suffering from PTSD.