Canine Training Center

Our service and therapy dogs create independence for people with disabilities

Building Better Together
Capital Campaign

Our assistance dogs' graduation success rate has increased 25% and the capabilities of our programming have expanded. Creating a larger workspace will enhance consumer learning and offer greater training opportunities for our dogs.

New Partners

We will share the standalone building with Agility Angels, a local nonprofit that uses the sport of dog agility to help individuals with autism develop social skills, enhance their physical abilities, and gain self-confidence. With similar missions and programming benefiting the disability community, this partnership will improve consumer outcomes for both organizations.


The total cost of this project is $1.4 million. Recently, we secured generous funds from an estate, which helped us move closer to our project funding goal. We have also received additional support from The Ability Center’s Supporting Organization and have obtained a leadership pledge for the community phase of the program.

Donor Recognition

The Building Better Together community phase of the campaign will raise $150,000.

Major gift naming opportunities include:

  • Agility Training Area - $50,000
  • Assistance Dogs Training Area - Sponsored
  • Independence Apartment - Sponsored
  • Conference/Classroom - $25,000
  • Consumer Service Center - $25,000

Other major gift categories include:

  • Mighty Maple - $20,000
  • Giant Oak - $15,000
  • Proud Pine - $10,000
  • Emerald Elm - $5,000
  • Supportive Sapling - $1,000

Current donors

Andersons Supporting Organization Brown & Brown of Ohio Dana Charitable Foundation Findley Howard Hanna Real Estate Lott-Conlon Foundation

Owens Corning Charitable Foundation* Rotary Club of Toledo Trinity Door Systems* Trust Company Family Offices Vin Devers Waite-Brand Foundation

* in-kind

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Show your support for Assistance Dogs and Agility Angels by sponsoring a section of the building or purchasing a commemorative plaque. Honor a family member or dog that has passed, celebrate a working Assistance Dogs pair, or show your appreciation for the organization. Recognition plaques are $500 and $1,000 depending on size.

Improving Lives, Providing Independence


Service dogs help with physical tasks such as picking up objects, removing clothing, or opening doors


Therapy dogs offer comfort at home for individuals with autism


School facility dogs are a calming presence in stressful academic and social environments