Patriot PAWS Service Dogs presents Spring 2022 Veteran/Service Dog Graduation

Cody and Ray.

ROCKWALL, TX (May 26, 2022) – Patriot PAWS Service Dogs will celebrate the placement and graduation of four new Veteran/Service Dog Teams at 1 p.m. Friday, May 27 at their Rockwall Campus, 254 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, TX 75032.

On Monday, May 16, 2022, four Veterans began their two-week process of receiving a Service Dog from Patriot PAWS Service Dogs.  United States Army and Navy Veterans from the states of Texas, Arizona and Kansas partook in Patriot PAWS’ Spring 2022 Graduation.

Tom and Donovan

On Friday, May 27, the four new teams will be officially recognized as a Graduating Veteran/Service Dog Team from Patriot PAWS, creating a total of 380+ Service Dogs placed from the program since its inception in 2006.

“It has been a privilege to play a part in bettering the lives of these four Veterans,” said Rick Stevens, General Manager of Patriot PAWS.  “We have witnessed the unbreakable bonds form before our eyes throughout this process and have no doubt these teams will go on to do amazing things together.”

Pete and Magic

Patriot PAWS currently has Veteran/Service Dog Teams located in 39 states and over 80 Veterans still waiting to receive a Service Dog from their program.  Each Patriot PAWS Service Dog takes 18 – 24 months to train at a cost of $35,000 however, recipients will never receive a bill as Patriot PAWS firmly believes they have already made such sacrifices for our freedoms.

RJ and Hero

For more information, or to donate to Patriot PAWS, visit their website at

***Photos courtesy of Donna Dicksson Photography***

About Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Founded in 2006 by Lori Stevens, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a Rockwall, TX based national non-profit that trains and provide Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans, and others, who suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s.)  The organization was officially deemed a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2006, less than one year after Stevens pursued a calling on her heart to help Veterans in need.  Patriot PAWS is honored to be an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) – the only Service Dog accrediting organization within the world.  Patriot PAWS currently trains their dogs at their Main Facility, located in Rockwall Texas; Patriot PAWS of Aggieland program in College Station; with Dallas-Fort Worth Volunteer Puppy Raisers; and their partnership with Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where inmate trainers work with program dogs within their prison units.

Submitted press release by Patriot PAWS, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News. Photos courtesy of Donna Dicksson Photography. 


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