Help veterans begin the journey to independence.

Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy — Saving Veterans and Dogs

A Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Organization

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Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization based in Southern California with a nationwide reach, dedicated to training Southern California disabled military veterans and first responders and their dogs to become a team with the purpose of assisting the veteran with his/her disability.

Disabled veterans partnered with service dogs develop greater self-esteem, responsibility, confidence and acceptance in social situations. A dog makes it easy for people to relate to the person, not their disability.

Through generous supporters like you, we can continue to help veterans with disabilities at NO CHARGE, to regain their independence. The tasks and support service dogs provide to the disabled veteran are life changing.

View a video to hear VCIA President Andy McTigue explain the program and its mission.

The Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy relies on public support to continue its mission.

All contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by law.

Please make donations payable to “Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy” and mail to:
Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy
5405 Alton Parkway Suite 5A360
Irvine, CA 92604

Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy
A Non-profit 501(C)(3) Organization
Tax ID #82-3208127

Need help finding a service dog or with related issues?

Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to assisting veterans and first responders, nationwide, with disabilities and their families free of charge with the following:

  • Training their own dog as a service dog to assist them with their disability enabling them to live a better life.
  • Locating a dog for them to train as a service dog.
  • Veteran Administration benefit issue.
  • Through association with Veterans Legal Institute of Orange County assist in Landlord – Tenant or employment issues associated with a service dog.
  • Connect them with a source of free household items they may require.

Join Veterans Canine Intelligence Academy dog trainer Andy, along with other training staff and fellow Disabled Military Veterans every Thursday and Sunday at 10:00 am.

Baker Ranch Park, 26380 Rancho Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA

Contact for information:
Telephone: Andy McTigue
President, Executive Board
(949) 293-3243

Visit to see more photos of training conducted weekly at Baker Ranch in Lake Forest.

Scroll down on the home page to view the video of Andy explaining the program and its mission.

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