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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Service Dogs

One Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Distance: 857 Miles

(612) 725-2000


Service Details


Provides trained service dogs or funding for service dogs that help a person with mobility, independence and/or communication.

Additional Information

Assesses need and provides referral only for Veterans who need service dogs. Agency does not provide animals.

The VA Prosthetics and Sensory Aids department provides equipment and veterinary care for approved service or guide dogs.

The VA does not pay for boarding, grooming, food, or any other routine expense associated with owning a dog.


  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Veteran 


Guide dogs - Blind Veterans are assessed and trained for orientation and mobility. If a guide dog is preferred, information on how to contact guide dog schools is provided. Partnership with the guide dog is provided through non-VA affiliated guide dog schools.

Service dogs - Each Veteran's case is reviewed and evaluated by a prescribing clinician for the following:
* Ability and means, including family or caregiver, to care for the dog currently and in the future
* Goals that are to accomplished through the use of the dog or other assistive technology or therapy
The Veteran will be informed of an approval or disapproval of their service dog request.

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (612) 725-2000

Last Update


Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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