Our Story

In 2008, Brooke, her husband Joe, and brother, Keller, banded together to form Mutts with a Mission in order to provide highly skilled Service Dogs utilizing "unwanted" dog from shelter and rescues.

In 2011, Mutts with a Mission moved from Maine to the Central Virginia area. Knowing from previous experience that owner-owned dogs can be very successful and wanting to get away from the traditional 2+ year waiting lists, Mutts with a Mission shifted focus from program trained dogs to owner-owned dogs. Our owner-owned dogs meet the same requirement our program trained dogs do so there is no reason to expect anything but the best from our owner-owned teams. 

We strive to ensure that all of our Service Dog teams are of exceptionally high quality and that our handlers have the knowledge that the need to operate as a fully functional Service Dog team. We provide ongoing support to our teams throughout the working life of the dog and when retirement looms on the horizon, we help select and train the "replacement" Service Dog.