Service Dogs For Patriots

THAnk you to our sponsors


Clay Electric Foundation

Clay Electric Foundation raises funds via Operation Round Up in which customers choose to round up their electric bill each month.  These funds are given to charities in the Clay Electric service area.  Service Dogs for Patriots was awarded $7,500 in August 2019 to provide service dog training to veterans.  Thank you Clay Electric, and the customers who participate in Operation Round Up!  


Veteran Nation Real Estate Professionals

Wade and Christie Wheeler graciously sponsored the 3rd Annual Pup Ruck 5K in April 2019.  This dynamic duo are veterans who greatly support the veteran community through their unique sales program at Veteran Nation.  Thank you Wade and Christie!


Big Daddy Guns

Tony and Sherrie McKnight are big supporters of our community's veterans and we are grateful for their annual sponsorship that enables us to provide service dog training to veterans at no cost to the veterans.  


One Team One Fight 4 PTSD

One Team One Fight 4 PTSD is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to assist Veteran Service Organizations.  In 2018, One Team One Fight raised $27,000 for Service Dogs for Patriots!  They are also the Presenting Sponsor for the 2nd Annual Pup Ruck 5K.  We couldn't do all we do without the support of One Team One Fight!  To learn more about this incredible team of people, visit


VyStar Credit Union

 VyStar Credit Union is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL with locations ready to serve our members. Membership is open to anyone living in the NE to Central Florida.  For more information, visit  


Reliable Painting

 Reliable Painting has provided the Alachua County area with reliable, professional residential and commercial painting for over two decades. With Reliable Painting, you receive dependable, timely service each time, every time. Whether you are looking for a quality commercial painter or residential painter; touch-up painting for your home or industrial paint restoration, Reliable Painting, Inc. is where the people of Alachua turn when they look for the reliable painters in Gainesville. Visit to learn more about Reliable Painting. 


Seykora Family Sponsorship in Memory of Robin Cay Taylor

The Seykora family (Linda, Karie, Debbie, her husband Matthew, and their children Sean,  Keagan, and Mary) reached out to Service Dogs for Patriots to sponsor a service dog/veteran  handler team in memory of Mrs. Robin Taylor Sokalski (1955-2018) and her dad, Mr. Joseph Taylor (1928-2018).  Joe was a Korean war veteran.


Robin Taylor, born in Tallahassee, FL, held an affinity for creatures great and small that spanned her lifetime.  Her fascination with and appreciation of birds made her very knowledgeable of species and their habits.  She even befriended a family of sandhill cranes that visited her porch daily one season, documenting their growth with a cache of photographs.


The dogs in Robin’s life each occupied a special place in her heart.  More family than pets, they brightened her day, made her smile and laugh, and then grieve when they were gone all too soon.   When it became impossible for Robin to adopt another  dog, she continued to support animals in the community through donations of food, towels, and blankets to the local pet shelter.

There  could be no better legacy from Robin’s life and times than the opportunity for affection and companionship of a rescued dog through her donation to Service Dogs for Patriots.


On behalf of the veterans, service dogs, trainers, and volunteers from Service Dogs for Patriots, I thank the Seykora family for their very thoughtful and meaningful gift of service dog training for a veteran battling PTSD.


Institute of Veterinary Specialists

We are proud to partner with the Institute of Veterinary Specialists for OFA certification of our service dogs!

The Institute of Veterinary Specialists strives to improve the quality of life of veterinary patients and their families with personalized, high-quality specialty care in a friendly, compassionate, and team-oriented environment. It is also their intention to serve as a valuable resource to veterinary professionals through excellence in consultation, continuing education and referral-only specialty medicine. They foster an encouraging and enjoyable work environment which supports the personal and professional growth of each team member. IVS thanks you for entrusting the health of your family companion with their specialists and staff members. 

IVS offers specialized veterinary services in the following areas:  





Internal Medicine


For more information on the Institute of Veterinary Specialists, visit their website:


Phalanx Defense Systems

Phalanx Defense Systems believes in providing high quality, customized gear and products that combine innovative, proven design and practical, every day ease-of-use. Whether you’re on duty or off, Phalanx Defense Systems provides the gear to help keep you safe. Each product begins with an understanding of modern threats followed by a creative, science driven design process. Phalanx's research lab is the field where you live and work. Phalanx dedicates its collective experience toward providing personal protective equipment to both first responders and the general public. Guided by the principle that safety is an inherent right, they will never take your protection for granted.

Phalanx Defense Systems is  the sole sponsor of Service Dog in Training Tony Stark, assisting Army Veteran Rodney  Fausnaugh in Ocala, FL.  We thank James Coats of Phalanx Defense Systems for his generosity and support of military veterans in our community!  

For more information on Phalanx Defense Systems, visit their website:


Purvis Gray and Company

The firm was created and continues with the philosophy that the firm shall outlast its ownership, thus providing opportunities for future generations of professionals to provide services to their clients on a long-term basis. This is evidenced by the clients still served by the firm who are on their third generation of family ownership.


The Firm was founded in Gainesville in 1946 by Roy Purvis and Howard Gray, two University of Florida Accounting Professors. Since then, they have established other offices in Ocala, Tallahassee, and Sarasota, all are "home grown," created without merger or acquisition. Despite their growth they still operate as one cohesive firm with a single culture; doing things the Purvis Gray way!

Services provided include:  

  • Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Construction
  • Electric  Utilities
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Entities
  • Health  Care
  • Information Technology
  • Non-For-Profit Organizations
  • School Boards
  • Tax Planning and Preparation

For more information, visit their website


Watson Construction

Watson Construction Company, LLC. is your full service sitework and underground utilities contractor, serving Alachua & surrounding counties for over 45 years. Started as a single-truck operation by Larry Watson in 1972, Watson Construction Company, LLC. has grown into one of North Central Florida’s premier sitework and underground utility contractors.  Founded upon the principles of service, quality, integrity, and excellence. Contact us today at (352) 472-9157 and let us help you with your next project!


Specialty Machining, Inc.


Florida Machine Shop Specializing in Lathe Turning and Milling

Welcome to Specialty Machining, Inc., a North Florida area Machine Shop specializing in Turning & Milling operations. We work with plastics, carbon and alloy steels to aluminum, copper and brass. We are also equipped for plastic injection molding and produce many molds in house. We work with both high volume production and small lots. Contact SMI today, a precision machining company that is working towards ISO9001:2015 certification, for your milling and turning needs.

The history of SMI goes back over 30 years and includes military/DoD contracts, aerospace and commercial companies. These companies have chosen Specialty Machining, Inc. because we are friendly and honest to work with. Our customers can submit just one purchase order, knowing their order will ship on-time and the parts will exceed their specifications for quality and consistency.

SMI is a family owned and operated contract machine shop where we strive to build a culture of professionalism, consistency and quality. We believe that machining craftsmanship is as much an art as it is a science and we take great pride in the products we produce. We believe in providing a quality of service you might expect only from a larger, less flexible machine shop.

For more information, visit their website


Senior Financial Security

Jean Ann Dorrell at Senior Financial Security has sponsored several service dog/veteran teams over the years.  Her generosity has allowed these veterans to receive training at no cost to them.  At Senior Financial Security, Jean uniquely works with retirees who want safe money concentrating on fixed annuities and life insurance. For your estate and financial planning needs, visit  Located in The Villages, FL


Navy Veteran Chris and SDiT Remington

Thank you to the businesses, individuals, and organizations that donated towards sponsoring Remi's service dog training with her dad, Navy Veteran Chris! Your contributions mean Remi's weekly service dog training is free of charge to Chris.  Thank you!!


Army Veteran Dale and Service Dog Sarge

Thank you to the businesses, individuals, and organizations that donated towards sponsoring Sarge's service dog training with his dad, Army Veteran Dale! Your contributions paid for all of Sarge's service dog training and he recently graduated from our program, receiving all of his training at no cost to his veteran.  Thank you for your support!! 


Army Veteran Jose and Service Dog Mindy

Thank you to the businesses, individuals, and organizations that donated towards sponsoring Mindy's service dog training with her dad, Army Veteran Jose! Your contributions mean Mindy's training is free of charge to Jose.  Jose has made great strides towards independence from his PTSD symptoms thanks to his dog, Mindy, adopted from the Humane Society of Marion County. Thank you to each of the donors who are making such a huge impact in Jose and Mindy's life together!! 


Marine Veteran Zach and Service Dog Damen

Thank you to the businesses, individuals, and organizations that donated towards sponsoring Damen's service dog training with his dad, Marine Veteran Zach. Your contributions mean Damen's training is free of charge to Zach.  Trainers from Service Dogs for Patriots meet weekly with Zach and Service Dog in Training Damen to cooperatively train together in public places, building Zach's independence in public.  We appreciate each of the donors who are making this happen!!