Patriot PAWS celebrates its Fall Veteran/Service Dog Graduation

Photos by Donna Dicksson Photography

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 25, 2022) Patriot PAWS recently celebrated the placement and graduation of five new Veteran/Service Dog Teams at their Rockwall campus located at 254 Ranch Trail.

Founded in 2006 by Lori Stevens, the national non-profit organization trains and provides Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans, and others, who suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Civilian Dr. Dominque, DVM and Patriot PAWS Service Dog Caliber
USMC Veteran Jeremy and Patriot PAWS Service Dog Chopper
U.S. Army Veteran Javier and Patriot PAWS Service Dog Winnie
U.S. Army Veteran Frank and Patriot PAWS Service Dog Roxie
U.S. Army Veteran Steven and Patriot PAWS Service Dog Gypsy

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.

In addition to their main Rockwall facility, dogs are trained through the Patriot PAWS of Aggieland program in College Station; with Dallas-Fort Worth Volunteer Puppy Raisers; and through a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where inmate trainers work with program dogs within their prison units.

For more information, or to donate to Patriot PAWS, visit 

By Dawn Redig, Blue Ribbon News. Photos courtesy of Donna Dicksson Photography.

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