Service Dog Resources
- Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.
- Canine Companions train 4 different types of assistance dogs: service dogs, hearing dogs, facility dogs, and skilled companions.
- Service Dogs - assist adults with physical disabilities or veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by performing daily tasks.
- Hearing Dogs - alert the deaf and hard of hearing to important sounds.
- Skilled Companions - enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
- Facility Dogs - work with a professional in a visitation, education or healthcare setting.
- Click here to learn about whether an assistance dog from Canine Companions is right for you! FAQs answered here.
- Canine Partners of the Rockies' (CaPR) mission is to enable Coloradans with disabilities to lead more independent and gratifying lives through training and partnering them with highly skilled service dogs.
- CaPR raises, trains and places highly skilled service dogs with individuals who have mobility limiting disabilities and facility dogs with professionals who provide therapeutic services to people with disabilities.
- CaPR DOES NOT TRAIN DOGS FOR: Vision Impairment, Hearing loss, Medical alert, Seizure Response, PTSD-only diagnosis, Emotional support or Personal dogs for service.
- CaPR DOES NOT PLACE DOGS SOLELY FOR: stability and balance.
- Click here to learn about the application process.
- Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) custom-trains life-changing assistance dogs for people in need, at no charge to the recipient.
- The clients FSD serve live with disabilities like autism, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injuries, and more. FSD also serve veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS).
- FSD DOES NOT TRAIN DOGS FOR: Emotional support, Psychiatric disorders (except veterans with PTSD), Medical alert, Visual Impairment, or Hearing loss
- Read through FSD FAQ and apply for a FSD service dog here!
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