Service Dogs of New Mexico was founded in 2017 by Bennie Muliere. As a disabled woman veteran she originally started SDNM to assist local Veterans with acquiring professionally trained service dogs at an affordable cost. There is no one size fits all when it comes to living with a disability, many programs often have difficult to navigate qualifications, require thousands of dollars to apply, and have wait lists that stretch 2 to 3 years before you ever see your dog. We knew we had to change this. Through custom tailored training programs, partnerships with local rescues & reputable breeders, and only working with the most experienced specialty dog trainers we are able to offer smaller wait lists, higher quality service dogs and lower more manageable costs for families. We continue to make a difference in the health and well-being of our community by educating businesses on issues regarding service animals and the law by conducting comprehensive seminars and classes.
We believe all people can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Service Dogs of New Mexico is proud to exclusively partner with The Academy of Canine Excellence for all our service dog training and programs. ACE is a locally owned family business that has been training specialty dogs for over a decade. For more information on The Academy of Canine Excellence trainers, methods, available dogs/puppies, programs and more please visit
We specialize in fear free balanced training with a focus on positive reinforcement in real life scenarios. All trainers hold various credentials and certifications with specializations in Service Dog training skills and dog behavior.