Public Education

Part of the mission of Support Dogs, Inc. is to educate the community about assistance dogs and the programs offered through Support Dogs, Inc. Because Support Dogs receives a high number of requests for presentations, Support Dogs, Inc. asks that you select a presentation date that is at least three weeks from the date of your request.

Some of the topics that can be covered in the presentation are:

  • What is Support Dogs, Inc.?
  • What programs/services do we provide (Service, TOUCH, and Paws for Reading)?
  • What kinds of dogs do we use?
  • How do our dogs help people?
  • How do we train our dogs?
  • What is the best way to approach someone with a service dog?
  • What are the costs associated with raising a Support Dog?
  • What are some ways you can help?

A representative from our program will speak and bring a dog to the presentation and explain some of the dog's skills or "job duties." If you'd prefer there not be a dog present, please let us know ahead of time. The audience will be able to pet the dog in a controlled manner after the presentation.

Because of the overwhelming number of requests Support Dogs, Inc. receives for presentations, we've established the following guidelines:

  • All requests for presentations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the presentation date.
  • Support Dogs will offer presentations to children between the ages of 7-18 years of age at the Support Dogs' facility only.
  • Presentations to children between the ages of 7-18 will be offered on Mondays between the hours of 10am - noon or from 3-5pm, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays, between the hours of 2-4pm.
  • There is a $75 fee for presentations scheduled during the week and a $150 fee for presentations scheduled on the weekends. This fee must be submitted along with the presentation request or received prior to confirmation by Support Dogs, Inc.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please download the registration packet or complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (314) 997-2325. Please keep in mind that no presentation is confirmed until notification is received from Support Dogs, Inc.

 

Presentation Request Form

Please download the education packet or complete the form below.

Presentation Information
  • Organization/Group Name:
  • Requested Presentation Date:
  • Requested Time:
  • Alternate Date:
  • Alternate Time:
  • Desired Presentation Length:
  • Location:
  • Location Address:
  • Age Group in Attendance:
  • Number Attending:
  • Indoor or Outdoor Presentation:

    *Support Dogs will not participate in outdoor presentations in extreme weather or temperatures.
  • Does Location Have Private or Resident Pets?:
  • Topics To Cover In Presentation:
    General Overview of all Support Dogs, Inc. Programs
    The Service Dog Program (includes service, hearing, youth service dogs and puppy raising)
    The TOUCH Program (includes TOUCH and PAWS for Reading programs)

*To guarantee your presentation date, this form and the presentation fee ($75 for weekday or $150 for weekend) must be received no later than three weeks prior to the date of the presentation.

Contact Information
  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Email: