Frequently-Asked Questions

I need a service dog; where can I get one?

We suggest you consult the geographical membership listing here:

How can I find out about the laws for service dogs in public?

If you have questions about when and where a service dog is allowed in public places, this site will probably answer your questions:

How can I get my own dog "certified?"

If are trying to get your own dog "certified" as a service animal, we recommend reading this article:



Vested Partners has served the Upstate in varied roles since 1991. All of our programs are currently under review as the Board of Directors chooses the most effective methods to serve the community in the years ahead. Please note that we are not able to accept any new applications for service dogs, home companion dogs, or therapy dogs at this time. Please watch this website in 2018 for news on possible new services. Meanwhile, there are several generations of graduate dogs serving clients and needing your ongoing support. If you'd like to help current service dogs with equipment, medical bills, insurance payments, and other practical needs, please use the Donate Now button below. You can designate your gift for any graduate dog or any specific need. Just tell us your preference!

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