Patriot PAWS

Service Dogs


A Service for Those Who Served

Our Mission

The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal.

About Us

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Rockwall, TX. We are solely funded by private donations and are accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI). Our organization specializes in training and providing Service Dogs for disabled American Veterans who suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and/or Post-Traumatic Stress.


From prison cells to college campuses, Patriot PAWS has developed innovative and effective partnerships to support our mission to help us train Service Dogs of the highest quality for disabled Veterans.

  • Rockwall Training Facility est. 2006
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Volunteer Program est. 2006
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Training Program est. 2008
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Volunteer Puppy Raiser Program est. 2012
  • Texas A&M University: Patriot PAWS of Aggieland est. 2013
  • Patriot PAWS Cares Program est. 2021


Patriot PAWS Service Dogs mission is solely funded by private donations. Each Service Dog takes 18 – 24 months to train at a cost of over $35,000. However, our recipients will never receive a bill. Every dollar makes a difference. Will you help us continue changing lives four paws at a time?

A Word

From Our Founder

“Hi! My name is Lori Stevens, and I am the Founder & Executive Director of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. A special calling was placed on my heart in 2005 when I met a group of veterans at the Dallas VA who were attempting to train their own service dogs to mitigate spinal cord injuries. What started as simply providing dog training courses outside of my full-time job has developed into establishing a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has changed the lives of hundreds of veterans and their families throughout 40 states of our country. It has been nothing short of amazing to watch this organization blossom since our inception in 2006. However, there is still more work to be done, and we can’t do it without you. Please consider donating your time, money, or resources to help us fulfill our mission. Every dollar makes a difference in helping us provide a service to those who have served. Thank you for believing in our cause!”

– Lori Stevens

Our Campus

Since the inception of our organization, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs has grown immensely from a small storefront to a 3.2-acre Training Facility with state-of-the-art Kennels, Veterinary Facility, Training Center, and Administrative Offices. Our campus also encompasses a two bed, two bath, fully wheelchair accessible Veteran House, where returning Veterans are welcome to stay, free of charge.



Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities



Spring Service Dog Team Graduation Ceremony

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Please join us to celebrate the official Graduation of our newest Veteran/Service Dog Teams!



Carry The Load

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Help us restore the true meaning of Memorial Day with our friends at Carry The Load while we honor the memory of our nation’s heroes, and their families.  Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is proudly a Nonprofit Partner of Carry The Load and will be participating in their Greenville – Rockwall Relay Legs in addition to Memorial Day weekend events at Reverchon Park.



North Texas Giving Day

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Mark your calendars for one of the largest virtual fundraising events in North Texas!  Hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas, the 18 hour virtual event benefits more than 3,000 nonprofits across North Texas.  Donors from all over the country come together and donate to causes close to their heart – changing the lives of thousands of people!



Patriot PAWS Service Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

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Come join us for a fun-filled day at Firehweel Golf Course!  Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner, and have a chance at winning amazing raffle items – all while supporting our mission of placing Service Dogs with disabled American Veterans, at no cost. Stay tuned for registration details.



Fall Service Dog Team Graduation Ceremony (October 9th – 20th)

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Please join us to celebrate the official Graduation of our newest Veteran/Service Dog Teams!



Bi-Annual Paws & Stars: A Night in Emerald City!

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Mark your calendars for “Paws & Stars 2023: A Night in Emerald City” presented by our friends at Pulte Group!  Located at the beautiful Boyd Farms on the outskirts of Rockwall and America’s #1 Party Band, Emerald City, providing the evening’s entertainment, you will not want to miss this incredible night!  Come dance the night away with us, all while knowing you’re helping us change the lives of disabled American Veterans in need!

Get In Touch

Location: 254 Ranch Trail Rockwall, TX 75032

Telephone: (972) 772 3282


Office Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

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