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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 of charge. 
 
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 buddynme@bellsouth.net 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.   

 

PLEASE 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 SERVICE ANIMAL.

 

 


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 buddynme@bellsouth.net.  We also are set up to receive donations from the organization called Cars4Causes.
 
 
 
 

 
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!