Assistance Dogs have changed the lives of countless individuals
“People feel comfortable approaching me because of my dog. I no longer have to use a walker. A warm, loving dog is in so many ways better than a cold piece of metal.”
Assistance Dogs helps individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs.
Our trainers and staff guide you through the training experience and placing process of your assistance dog.
Dogs are specifically trained for the tasks presented by their future partner.
Assistance Dogs is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International. View program 990 here.
Current Waiting List: 50, 9 of those are successors (priority)
Placed dogs 2012-2020: 127
Current Active Placements: 130/145(active though the year,
including 15 deceased)
School Therapy dogs placed: 33
Volunteer hours: 64,480
Time Study :
Per Dog cost: Average 70 fulltime dogs /97 total active during the year
Total: $2250/ dog per year or $185/mth
Your support feeds dogs, provides veterinary care, and improves training materials.