At the Balaban Center for Service Dog Excellence there is a fully accessible 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art kennel building completed in January 2010.

The building includes 12 kennels to house 24 dogs in advanced training. The kennel has radiant heat in the floors, individual covered runs, lots of natural light, a state-of-the-art waste disposal system, and an advanced air circulation system. In addition, the building houses:
The 18 acre property also features a large indoor riding ring currently used for storage and training, two large grassy play areas, and two small play areas for puppies.

The Saint Francis kennel manager lives on site to care for the dogs housed in the kennel.

Saint Francis Memorial Garden

Saint Francis Service Dogs is founded on the idea that the human-animal bond can be deeply enriching for both human and animal. The bond a person shares with their assistance dog is undoubtedly a special one; however there are many, many people who also experience the richness of a strong bond with their pets.

The Luke Woody Memorial Garden at Saint Francis is a place to celebrate and memorialize all human-animal bonds. The Garden provides a peaceful, contemplative environment in which to mourn the loss of loved ones and honor their memory.

Click Here to view the master concept plan for the garden.

Click Here if you are interested in learning more about honoring a loved one by supporting the garden, or contact for more information.
For questions or additional information about Saint Francis Service Dogs contact us at or call 540.342.DOGS (3647).

• two large shared runs
• food preparation room
• laundry facilities
• puppy play room
• grooming and exam room
• conference room, and
• office space for the staff.

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