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Stand With Me is a 501(c)3 organization which has been created to serve veterens who have a service-related mental health disability.

Stand With Me does a great deal more than just train dogs for disabled veterans.

We provide a year-long training school for veteran/dog teams.

The most important ingredient in effective service dog work is a well-trained human handler.



  • Assistance Dog / Service Dog - Team Training
  • Serving veterans with a service-related mental health disability.
  • Official Service Dog Team Registration documentation and ID provided at completion of program.  Recertification testing will be necessary to keep STAND WITH ME registration documents current. 


  • STAND WITH ME is a program designed for Veterans with a mental health disability who wish to train their own dog to become their Service Dog.
  • We also provide assistance in obtaining a canine candidate for the program if you do not already own a dog.
  • Application process includes request for scholarship funding.
  • A service dog is a member of a team. You will be the leader of that team. STAND WITH ME provides you with the training you will need to become your dog’s leader, trainer, teammate.
  • Our owner/trainer program helps to create the necessary bond between human and canine for both to become effective members of a service dog team.
  • The process of going through our program will have a profoundly positive impact on quality of life for both you and your dog.  Developing a working team relationship with a dog is a therapeutic experience.
  • This is a long term commitment.  Very likely a minimum of one year of focused work.
  • STAND WITH ME will provide skills, teaching and coaching, support and encouragement.  Training a dog is a long term project that is not always easy, but is almost always very rewarding and uplifting. 

Katie Osborn

Location Binghampton, NY
  1. Animal roles
  2. Dogs
  3. Mammals
  4. Service animals
  5. veterans