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- Animals Deserve Better-Dog Rescue | Paws for Life-Service Dog Training
Animals Deserve Better, Inc is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that through its Paws For Life program places service dogs with people who have disabilities, such as Autism, Diabetes, Hearing, Medical, Mobility, Psychiatric, PTSD, Seizures, TBI and other unseen medical conditions such as Parkinson's, CP, MS or Narcolepsy. Animals Deserve Better as a Community Partner for Pet Partners offers instruction and evaluation for those who wish to become a Therapy Dog Team and be able to visit hospitals, nursing homes and schools or as a therapist use Animal Assisted Therapy to benefit clients with the inclusion of an animal into a goal oriented and structured therapeutic intervention. They train for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced obedience incorporating all levels of the AKC Canine Good Citizen along with Agility and Fit Paws for maintenance of canine strength and endurance.
- Assistance Dogs International
Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organizations. Assistance dog organizations that pass ADI’s comprehensive accreditation become ADI member programs, and are regularly assessed to ensure they meet the high standards expected. For more information please visit www.assistancedogsinternational.org/.
- Canine Assistants
Canine Assistants is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that places service and companion dogs with people who have mobility difficulties, type I diabetes, epilepsy, and other medical needs. They also place Facility Dogs who provide therapy and intervention services to children and adults. They provide a Disabilities Awareness Education Program and K-9 Kids Reading Program for school-age children as well as Animal Assisted Therapy and Interventions. For more information please visit www.canineassistants.org/.
- Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. For more information please visit www.cci.org.
- Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. For more information please visit www.guidedog.org.
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity. For more information please visit www.guidingeyes.org.
- K9 For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. For more information please visit www.k9sforwarriors.org/.
- Palmetto Service Dogs
Palmetto Service Dogs was formed as a non-profit organization for the purpose of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. Those disabilities are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The service dogs provided by Palmetto Service Dogs are Collies. Collies are very well suited for service dog responsibilities of all kinds. Their Collies are professionally trained based on the needs assessment for each candidate for a service dog. Individuals who demonstrate a genuine need for a service dog as well as the ability to insure a safe and healthy environment for the collie are eligible to apply for one of their Collies. For more information please visit: www.palmettoservicedogs.com/.