Assistance dogs are specially trained for children living with a disability. They can accompany the child anywhere they go, both at home and in public.
While trained to directly assist the child, assistance dogs also provide great support to the whole family. With their dog by their child’s side, a family can more easily enter the community and complete day-to-day tasks that previously were hard, and in some cases, impossible to do.
Families contribute to the cost of training, often through fundraising initiatives. Companies and individuals can also contribute. There is a waiting list for Assistance dogs, and not all children are eligible for this program. Depending on the child’s needs, some families may instead qualify for our Therapy dog program.