Our Service Dog Program
About the Program
We train former shelter “pit bull” dogs as service dogs to assist people with disabilities. We carefully evaluate the dogs we select for the program. Those dogs begin learning various tasks they can perform to mitigate a person’s disability.
These tasks include, but are not limited to:
- bracing and balance
- opening and closing doors
- retrieving up items
- pulling wheelchairs
- deep pressure therapy
- interrupting panic attacks
- hearing alert
The tasks are tailored to the dog’s specific capabilities. Not all dogs can perform the same tasks.
Respecting that all dogs are individuals, some of the dogs who initially pass our evaluations flunk out of the program and go on to be emotional support dogs.
We are currently only accepting applications for hearing dogs or psychiatric service dogs. If you think you would benefit from one of these types of service dogs, please fill out an application.
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Meet the Service Dogs in Training
a service dog in training
Falcon loves to work. He is currently doing mobility work, in addition to all the basics. His main tasks so far are opening doors and retrieving. He loves to work and loves to play. He does get pretty tired after he thinks too much!
a hearing dog in training
Brooklyn is almost ready to go home with his person!
He knows how to alert his handler to the telephone, door knocks, people calling his handler’s name, smoke alarms, ambulance on the road while he is walking or driving, microwave/oven timer going off and more!
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P.O. Box 624
Bangall, NY 12506