Service Animals

Description: Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of animals who have been taught to help individuals who have disabilities increase their mobility and independence and/or maximize their ability to communicate effectively. (AIRS LR-7950)

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UT
Phone: 208-339-0032
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Address: UT
Phone: 208-339-0032
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Email: puppystepstraining@gmail.com
Services Provided: Puppy Steps program is a 4-step program which finds puppies through carefully qualified breeders who socialize and interact with their puppies from birth. Puppies go directly from the breeder to our home where they receive approximately six weeks of positive socialization and basic obedience training.
Provider Profiles: Puppies are socialized on a farm in Idaho.
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Last Updated: 2/14/2017

Cedar City, UT

PO Box 2081
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: 435-586-7326
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Address: PO Box 2081
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: 435-586-7326
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Email: info@cci.org
Eligibility: Skilled companion dogs and follow-up services are free of charge. Two-week intensive training cost $100 is reimbursed in supplies.
Services Provided: A nonprofit providing trained dogs for people with disabilities since 1975.
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Last Updated: 7/31/2018

Cottonwood Heights, UT

2273 Lorita Way
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093
Phone: 801-856-2994
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Address: 2273 Lorita Way
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093
Phone: 801-856-2994
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Services Provided: Ryan trains service dogs for individuals with disabilities including Autism.
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Last Updated: 7/11/2017

Ogden, UT

Ogden, UT
Phone: 719-260-6151
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Organization Name: Canine Companions Southwest Region
Address: Ogden, UT
Phone: 719-260-6151
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Services Provided: The Wasatch Chapter encompasses puppy raisers, graduates and volunteers in Utah. To enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly qualified assistance trained dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Team training is an intensive two-week course that teaches dog handling and care. Cost $100 is reimbursed in supplies.
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Last Updated: 7/31/2018
Address: Ogden, UT
Services Provided: Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. Wasatch Champions is the northern Utah chapter of Canine Companions for Independence.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-885-3922
Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-885-3922
Email: info@skyesdogtraining.com
Services Provided: Service dogs, therapy dogs, private training, and group training.
Skye's Dog Training specializes in working with owners to train Psychiatric Service Dogs (to help with PTSD, depression, anxiety) and Autism Assistance Dogs for children. Services also available for Emotional Support (also called Companion Therapy). Dogs provide emotional support and lessen anxiety and/or depression symptoms.
Provider Profiles: Skye Poitras, owner and trainer of Skye's Dog Training, is the Salt Lake area's only Certified Behavior Consultant - Canine (CBCC-KA) and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
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Last Updated: 5/30/2017
449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
Address: 449 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-895-2731
Email: tythedogguysaltlakecity@tutanota.com
Services Provided: Provides service dogs and training for people with PTSD, diabetes, hearing impairments, autism, mobility issues, as well as training for therapy dogs.
Provider Profiles: Ty Brown, Owner
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Last Updated: 5/31/2017

St. George, UT

3734 Sugar Leo Road
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-632-2482
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Address: 3734 Sugar Leo Road
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-632-2482
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Eligibility: Children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, seizure disorders and PTSD.
Services Provided: Dedicated to placing service dogs to adults and children with physical and hidden disabilities as well as United States Military veterans.
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Last Updated: 10/12/2017

Nationwide

253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: 937-376-2781
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Address: 253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: 937-376-2781
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Email: karen4paws@aol.com
Services Provided: Providing Service Dogs to children worldwide. 4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
9036 Buckeye Court
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317-753-6440
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Address: 9036 Buckeye Court
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317-753-6440
Toll Free Phone: 800-518-1810
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Email: Info@alertservicedogs.com
Eligibility: Type 1 diabetes
Services Provided: Trains diabetic alert dogs
Provider Profiles: ASD, Inc. can help you: raise more money, learn new fundraising strategies, ask a fundraising expert your questions, gain access to advice and information about fundraising techniques, prospects, and services.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
145 Foxfield Drive
Harmony, NC 28634
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Organization Name: Highland Canine Training, LLC
Address: 145 Foxfield Drive
Harmony, NC 28634
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Services Provided: Provide autism service dogs for children and families affected by autism. These dogs are faithful companions that assist these children and families with activities of daily living as well as increasing the safety of the child and reducing the stress level of their family.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
20340 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
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Address: 20340 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
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Email: info@autismservicedogsofamerica.org
Eligibility: Children need to be at least five years old to receive a dog, but since the qualifying process is lengthy, families can start applying when their child is as young as three.
Services Provided: Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of children living with autism—and their families—by providing exceptionally well-trained service dogs.
Provider Profiles: $13,500 via family fundraising efforts
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
3160 Francis Road
Milton, GA 30004
Phone: 770-664-7178
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Address: 3160 Francis Road
Milton, GA 30004
Phone: 770-664-7178
Toll Free Phone: 800-771-7221
Fax: 770-664-7820
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Email: info@canineassistants.org
Services Provided: We place Service and Companion Dogs with people who have mobility difficulties, type I diabetes, epilepsy, and other medical needs. We also place Facility Dogs who provide therapy and intervention services to children and adults; service and seizure response dogs, training and placement of service and seizure response dogs with children and adults throughout the country. No charge.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
255 Park Ave, Suite 601
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 978-422-5299
Address: 255 Park Ave, Suite 601
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 978-422-5299
Email: Khartness@caninesforkids.org
Eligibility: Child under the age of 18 years at time of placement with their service dog, physical disability, psychological disability, or in the autism spectrum; enrolled in a qualified training program prior to applying, complete application.
Services Provided: Service dog scholarships for disabled kids. Increasing independence for children with disabilities and their families by promoting service dog partnerships, understanding and awareness throughout the community.
Provider Profiles: Kristin Hartness, ext 101
$250 - $5000 considered semiannually, last day of December or May
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
5782 Field Breeze St.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Address: 5782 Field Breeze St.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Toll Free Phone: 800-975-5177
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Eligibility: Diabetes
Services Provided: Our experienced certified dog trainers are available to you throughout your DAD’s (Diabetic Alert Dog) entire life.
All-inclusive pricing. Our price includes everything from finding a perfect diabetic alert dog match, to delivering your DAD to your home and providing two days of in home placement and training.
You do not need to travel to us. We will deliver your DAD to your home and provide two days of in home training with you and your DAD. We will accompany you throughout your daily tasks including school, work, and daily errands to assist you with an easy transition.
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Last Updated: 8/21/2018
305 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-422-9064
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Address: 305 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-422-9064
Fax: 978-422-3255
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Email: info@neads.org
Eligibility: People with a variety of disabilities or hearing loss.
Services Provided: NEADS trains a wide range of assistance dogs,
Deaf & Hearing Loss
Combat Veterans
Physical Disability
Classroom, Therapy & Ministry
Children with a Disability
Children on the Autism Spectrum
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
Meridian, ID
Phone: 208-761-4884
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Address: Meridian, ID
Phone: 208-761-4884
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Email: info@genesisservicedogs.com
Eligibility: Children and adults with special needs
Services Provided: Raising and training dogs to assist children and adults with special needs. We provide our pups free of charge to quailified special needs persons and donate to other non-profit service dog schools.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
13445 Glenoaks Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: 818-362-5834
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Address: 13445 Glenoaks Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: 818-362-5834
Fax: 818-362-6870
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Email: mail@guidedogsofamerica.org
Eligibility: no charge, blind and visually impaired from the United States and Canada
Services Provided: Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge. Guide Dogs of America has three main programs: Breeding Program, Puppy Raising Program, Guide Dog Program
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
PO Box 511
Kittrell, NC 27544
Phone: 252-431-0050
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Address: PO Box 511
Kittrell, NC 27544
Phone: 252-431-0050
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Email: info@guidehorse.com
Services Provided: Provides safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people. Delivers Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing expenses for the blind handler's on-site training.
Provider Profiles: Waiting list
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-787-4419
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Address: Boston, MA
Phone: 617-787-4419
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Services Provided: We train and place monkey helpers to provide daily, in-home assistance to people living with spinal cord injuries or other mobility impairments. We carefully match monkeys and recipients, and actively support their partnership through mentoring and ongoing supervision of the monkey’s behavioral, nutritional, and veterinary needs. Thanks to the support of our donors, we provide these services free of charge to our recipients across the nation.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
Address: PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-9550
Email: servicedoginfo@yahoo.com
Services Provided: An assistance dog training school, matched with handler for autism assistance, hearing, mobility assistance, psychiatric service, and seizure alert.
Provider Profiles: $24,000 via fundraising, $500 deposit. Involvement in fundraising is voluntary. No out-of-pocket costs for recipients.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Address: 20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Email: northstarfoundation@charter.net
Services Provided: A nonprofit helping children who face social, emotional or educational challenges with the help of animal assisted therapy, school visits and assistance dog placements. Our Assistance Dogs serve children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
1544 Avohill Rd
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 877-223-3647
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Address: 1544 Avohill Rd
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 877-223-3647
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Email: protraindog@gmail.com
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities seeking service dog training for a dog they already own. The dog must be mature enough to pass the ADI Public Access Certification Test, be obedience trained, and be able to be trained to perform at least two tasks that would mitigate that person's disability.
Services Provided: Provides personalized dog training, including service dogs, hearing dogs, guide dogs, and other disabilities including autism, seizure response, Diabetic Alert and emotional support.
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Last Updated: 7/31/2018
29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Address: 29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Email: Info@SCDOA.org
Eligibility: no cost
Services Provided: A nonprofit providing well-trained service dogs to those who would benefit. Assistance dogs trained include: service dog, companion dog, hearing dog, skilled companion dog, mobility assistance dog, walker dog, therapy dog.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
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Services Provided: A website resource center for education and location of services related to service dogs.
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Last Updated: 5/24/2018
920 Short Street
Jud, ND 58454
Phone: 701-685-2242
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Address: 920 Short Street
Jud, ND 58454
Phone: 701-685-2242
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Eligibility: For individuals with special needs
Services Provided: Custom trained service dogs encouraging and empowering those with special needs.
Provider Profiles: Partners with foundations to provide extra funding for individuals with special needs: Epilepsy (Chelsea Hutchison Foundation), Multiple Sclerosis (MSsociety.org), Diabetes, and ADUC-Assistance Dog United Campaign.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
3715 E. Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone: 586-977-9716
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Address: 3715 E. Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone: 586-977-9716
Fax: 586-977-0079
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Email: info@sterlingservicedogs.org
Services Provided: A nonprofit dedicated to helping disabled children and adults achieve greater safety and independence through partnership with a highly trained service dog. No charge to the disabled person for a service dog, other than a small application fee of $75.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018
1319 Tuckaleechee Trail
Maryville, TN 37803
Phone: 865-660-0095
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Address: 1319 Tuckaleechee Trail
Maryville, TN 37803
Phone: 865-660-0095
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Email: wilderwood@charter.net
Eligibility: Must be ages 4 and up with neurological disabilities. Private pets must pass evaluation and meet criteria.
Services Provided: Specializing in service dogs specifically trained to handle the challenges of Spectrum Disorders and other neurological impairments like autism, Wilderwood Service Dogs specializes in neurological disorders such as All Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Aspergers), Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Episodic Disorders, Psychological or Psychiatric Conditions, Brain Injury, Dementia, Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's), Stroke.
Provider Profiles: Fundraising required.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018

CA

Oceanside, CA

124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: 760-901-4300
Address: 124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: 760-901-4300
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-2275
Fax: 760-901-4350
Eligibility: Serving Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern Nevada, Arkansas, Southern California, and Hawaii. People with physical or developmental disabilities. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Service, Hearing or Facility Dog; children must be at least 5 years old for a Skilled Companion Dog.
Services Provided: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a nonprofit, provides highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships with people living with disabilities.
For people with physical or developmental disabilities who can demonstrate that an assistance dog will enhance their independence or their quality of life. No charge for the dog. $100 Team training registration fee that is reimbursed in supplies.
Provider Profiles: regional
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Last Updated: 9/6/2018

CO

Arvada, CO

5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Address: 5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families living in Rocky Mountain region
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. Assistance includes:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide.
Provides direct support to cover critical non-medical costs.
Supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2018