Welcome to Our Family

We enable disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals.

Our Story

Empowering veterans to be a part of society.

Gerad & Debbie Claseman founded Dogs4Vets in 2005. The idea was to help a few veterans every year with service dog (SD) training at no cost to them due to the high cost of typical training, as well as the 3 to 7 year wait for a fully trained SD. Due to the overwhelming demand for SD services, we found that we needed to expand the program and the way to do this was to create a 501 c 3 mission. Within the 12 years of operation, Dogs4Vets has experienced many changes due to growth and experience as well as perfecting the uniqueness of the program.

 

This has positioned Dogs4Vets to become one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. Dogs4Vets’ training center is located in Gilbert, AZ, but finds that veterans will relocate from across the country to attend the program. Dogs4Vets is comprised of educated, compassionate trainers that want to give back to our military men and women. Most of our trainers are disabled veterans or family members of disabled veterans.