Service/Support Animals

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This is a reputable site to use to search for a place to find a service dog. You can search for a program at https://assistancedogsinternational.org/main/looking-for-an-assistance-dog/
Description

Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a coalition of non-profit organizations that raise, train and place assistance dogs. ADI does not directly provide, train, certify or register individual assistance dogs or assistance dog teams, as that is the function of our member organizations. ADI certification is only available to assistance dog partnered teams that were trained by our accredited member programs.

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Assistance Dogs of the West (ADW) builds successful working partnerships between clients and dogs that empower people and open doors to new opportunities.
Description

To serve clients with disabilities, ADW dogs complete one of the most demanding fields of dog training. From puppy selection through training and matching dogs and clients, we focus on the mental, physical and emotional well-being of dogs in our care. We build heartfelt relationships between dogs and people that sustain both partners in their lifelong journey together.

Phone
866-986-3489
Address
P.O. Box 31027, Santa Fe, NM
87594
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Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so our clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. We provide service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since our founding in 1975, our dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to our clients.

Phone
1-800-572-2275
Address
P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA

95402
Funding Sources
Free
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Custom Canines Owner Trainer Academy (CCOTA) is a unique and innovative program offered to individuals living with disabilities who wish to train their own service dog. Students will be guided through a customized training curriculum with Custom Canines service dog instructors offering mentoring, coaching and advocacy for each dog and student team.
Description

The CCOTA curriculum will be offered in a semester format consisting of three months per semester. Our curriculum requires the completion of at least two semesters to qualify for service dog certification. Your canine trainee will be required to perform at least three tasks to mitigate your disability. Each semester will include six one-on-one training sessions with a service dog instructor educating owner-trainers on public access, proper service dog etiquette, basic obedience, task-specific training and three group lectures. Participation in these training sessions and group lectures is required to maintain enrollment within CCOTA. Upon meeting all requirements of our curriculum and your individualized training plan you will have to pass the ADI public access test in order to become a certified service dog team.

Phone
844-888-8850
Address
2310 Mustang Way, Madison, WI
53718
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ECAD's Canine Magic is a specialized program focused on providing Service Dogs to children with Autism. ECAD is one of the few accredited Service Dog providers which accepts children with Autism as young as two years old.
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ECAD's Canine Magic is a specialized program focused on providing Service Dogs to children with Autism. ECAD is one of the few accredited Service Dog providers which accepts children with Autism as young as two years old.These dogs assist a child with Autism in areas of social, emotional, and cognitive development, but the dog's primary duty is to increase the child's physical safety by "anchoring". Anchoring is a method in which the dog wears a harness that is attached to the child's belt. The child also holds the harness and is taught to walk with the dog, but a third party facilitator (usually a parent or teacher) holds a second leash attached to the dog's collar. The parent can then give the dog a command to "stay" if the child becomes distracted, frustrated, or tries to bolt away, enabling the child to function well in situations that were previously impossible to handle.

Phone
860-489-6550
Address
P.O. Box 831 Torrington CT
06790