Support Dogs trains Service Dogs to assist those individuals with physical disabilities. Service Dogs can be placed with individuals with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, stroke, as well as other mobility-related disabilities. The dogs are trained to open doors, retrieve dropped and distant objects, help with undressing, carry bags, and rises to counters – just to name a few of the skills performed. The goal of these placements is to have the dog act as an extension of a person so that they can perform those tasks that may be difficult, or impossible, because of their disability.
If you are in need of a service dog, please fill out an application questionnaire to begin the process.
If you would like to help provide service dogs at no cost to those with physical disabilities, please consider making a gift.