why Donate

Freedom Service Dogs is one of the only organizations in the United States to acquire dogs for our program primarily through shelters and rescues, custom train them for service, and provide them to clients at no cost.​

Ways To Give

We offer several many options to donate. Please click on an option below to find out more.

Looking for E-Cards? They'll be back shortly! Our ecard store is under construction. If you’d like to make a donation and send an ecard, please contact Kate Goble at kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org or call 303-922-6231.

Help Us Free a Hero to Save a Hero! ​

“I never thought I’d be in a situation in my life where I would need a service dog. When I started looking into it, I felt I could never afford one. Freedom Service Dogs stood out from the rest and is truly one of a kind. Now that I have Ripple I can say that among other things, he gives me a purpose in life again, a reason to get out of bed and experience life.”
– Patrick, retired military veteran

When Patrick medically retired after serving four years active duty in the U.S. Army, he wondered if a service dog could help him navigate the challenges of returning to civilian life. He also worried he couldn’t afford one.

After connecting with Freedom Service Dogs, Patrick was matched with Ripple, who was specially trained for Patrick’s unique needs by the professional trainers at FSD. The best part? Ripple was trained and provided to Patrick at no cost.

After only six months, Ripple has transformed Patrick’s life. Aside from providing mobility support, Ripple is learning to sense when Patrick is nearing a cardiac episode and go for help. He also helps Patrick be more active and social.

Over 90 people are still on the waitlist for a service dog from FSD. Your tax-deductible donation will help us rescue and train dogs for these people in need. You’ll free a hero to save a hero, transforming two lives.

Each of our dogs costs between $25,000 and $30,000 to rescue, house, medically care for, feed, and train. We rely solely on the support of the community and receive no government funding. Your donation today will make an immediate impact on the lives of our clients and their dogs.

Monthly Giving

Joining the Kibbles Club is an easy and convenient way for you to support Freedom Service Dogs.

Your monthly donation will provide the stable funding we need to continue our vital work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • $16 per month can provide a month’s supply of training treats for our dogs in training
  • $28 per month can provide a custom, specialty harness
  • $50 per month can provide one month of basic obedience training for a dog in the Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program
  • $84 per month can provide our dogs in training with one month’s supply of much-needed medications and supplements
  • $_____ per month can transform lives!

Stock Gifts

Donating stocks or securities is a great way to help Freedom Service Dogs while maximizing your tax position.

Gifts of this type are 100% free of capital gains and also eligible for income tax deductions (consult your advisor for details).

To transfer stock to the Freedom Service Dogs, please follow these instructions:

  1. Contact FSD’s broker and give them your name and address, number of shares and type of stock. Our broker is Charles Schwab.
       Charles Schwab
       PO Box 52114
       Phoenix, AZ  85072
       Phone number  800-435-4000
    For online contacts access Schwab.com
  2. Inform Schwab you are transferring the stock to Freedom Service Dogs and give them  FSD’s DTC# (0164).
  3. Please copy Kate Goble kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org 303-922-6231 x215 so FSD can track and process the gift.

For any questions, please contact Kate Goble at (303) 922-6231 or kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org.

Estate Planning

Consider including Freedom Service Dogs in your estate plans!

Whatever your stage of life, and whatever your family and financial picture, there are flexible ways to plan a gift that can make you proud to leave a legacy that will change the lives of the people and dogs served by Freedom Service Dogs.

Let us help you understand how to make gifts through a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, trusts and other estate plans tools.

For any questions, please contact Karen Aalund kaalund@freedomservicedogs.org 303-922-6231 x218

Kennel Sponsorship

Kennel sponsorship provides a unique opportunity for individuals, families, community groups, and companies to support and help provide care for the dogs residing at our facility.

When you sponsor a kennel for $1,200, an engraved plaque with your name will be displayed on an FSD kennel for 12 months. Your tax-deductible donation of $1,200 will help cover the costs of vaccinations and medical care, food, shelter, grooming, and basic training for the dogs.

Donors supporting the Kennel Club will be recognized in the FSD annual report.

For any questions, please contact Kate Goble at (303) 922-6231 or kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org.

Vehicle donation

Why bother with the hassle of fixing up, advertising and selling your unwanted vehicle? Donate it instead!

Car donation is quick, easy and tax deductible. Cars for Charity does all of the work for you and 100% of the net proceeds goes to Freedom Service Dogs. Your donation helps even if your car doesn’t run.

Click on the button below to fill out the form or call 720-387-5124 to donate your car today.

Our Wishlist

You can highly impact our mission by donating high need items listed below. Support of this nature is considered a gift in-kind and is eligible for tax deductions under charitable giving as defined by the IRS. Items in red are top priority needs.

You can purchase many of these items and more on our Amazon wishlist! FSD appreciates everyone who donates to us through Amazon. Please note, however, we are not told who the gift is from unless you choose to include a ‘gift note.’  If you do, we can send you back a thank you and receipt. We are VERY appreciative!

 

Why bother with the hassle of fixing up, advertising, and selling your unwanted vehicle? Donate it instead!

Car donation is quick, easy, and tax deductible. Cars for Charity does all of the work for you, and 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to Freedom Service Dogs. Your donation helps even if your car doesn’t run.

Call 720-387-5124!

  • Old Mother Hubbard Bitz Natural Crunchy Dog Training Treats, Chicken, Liver & Veggies
  • Rope Toys (6” or larger)
  • leather leashes
  • 6’ webbed leashes-Black
  • 22″ and 24″ flat buckle collars
  • Premier Easy Walk Harnesses (M/ML/L)
  • Flat Fleece Dog Beds
  • Dog beds fit for airline crates
  • Dog beds fit for large metal crates
  • Waterproof Dog beds and Covers
  • Moist Dog treats for Training
  • Bully Sticks
  • Chewy Bones
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned dog food (ground or pate)
  • Plush dog toys (durable toys are best)
  • Blankets
  • Cow and pig ears
  • Durable stuffed animal toys
  • Adaptil large and extra large dog collars
  • Composure chews large dogs
  • Furminators
  • Rescue Remedy
  • Pill Pockets
  • Peanut Butter without xytitol
  • Green beans – low/no sodium
  • Low Sodium Chicken or Beef Broth
  • Fish Oil Liquid
  • Comfy Cone (size L and XL)
  • Kong Cloud e-Collar (size L)
  • Vet Wrap (4″)
  • Elastikon Elastic Tape (3″)
  • Johnson & Johnson Zonas Porous Tape (1″)
  • Gauze Sponges (3″ x 3″ 12 ply)
  • Earthbath – Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo
  • Halo Vita Glo Dream Coat
  • Dasuquin with MSM (Large dog soft chews or chewables)
  • Epi-Otic cleanser
  • Keurig K-Cups
  • Small plastic drawer organizers for medical supplies and medications.
  • Standard and metric socket and wrench set
  • Standard claw hammer
  • Tape measures
  • Screwdrivers – both standard and Phillips
  • Simple Green
  • Laundry Detergent (Fragrance Free)
  • Bleach
  • Spray Bottles
  • Brooms (Indoor)
  • Push Brooms (Outdoor)
  • Rakes for Play Yard
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Dust Pans
  • Lawn Size Trash Bags
  • Kitchen Size Trash Bags
  • Hand Lotion
  • Batteries AA, C, D
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Bottled water
  • Letter size copy paper
  • UNISAN UNS503WH Super Loop Wet Mop Head cotton/synthetic large size
  • Vent Cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Computers!!!
  • New or used handicap door (for training) — or if applicable, to be used on the campus
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Pet Smart
  • Petco
  • Amazon
  • Lowe’s
  • Home Depot
  • Murdoch’s
  • Lewis & Bark
  • Gas Cards

FSD is collecting fruits and vegetables! We are starting a new program to bring more variety into our dogs’ diets! Vegetables and fruits provide many health benefits and can be great way to ensure the dogs get the essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients they need to be happy and healthy.

We are accepting fresh fruit and veggies, and also produce that is a little too overripe or wilted for your liking. Please no rotten or spoiled food. If you have some produce that is about to go bad, throw it in the freezer and bring it on over to FSD when you are here next! Have an extra stalk of celery and carrot you didn’t use in that recipe? Drop it off at FSD for the dogs to enjoy! Here is a list of the fruits and veggies that are good for dogs:

  • Basil
  • Beet tops
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots and carrot tops
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion leaves
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon

Workplace & Corporate Giving

The funds that Freedom Service Dogs receives from workplace contributions make a difference -a huge difference!

The funds that Freedom Service Dogs receives from workplace contributions make a difference—a huge difference!

If you are a federal or state government employee, or if your company conducts its own giving campaign, please consider designating Freedom Service Dogs to receive your workplace contributions. If you are a federal employee, you can participate in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which runs from September 1 through December 15. Freedom Service Dogs’ designation number is 38158.

Freedom Service Dogs has created many partnerships in our community to help build our financial strength. 

For more information regarding Workplace or Corporate Giving, please contact the Development Department at
303-922-6231.

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