Our Skilled Companion Dogs are animals from our own program that are not suitable for graduation as Assistance Dogs. These dogs assist people with a disability who reqire the companionship and love that a dog can provide. They are an alternative for people who would like to have a dog, but lack the time it would take to train and socialize one themselves. They are dogs of known history (both health and training) and will have basic obedience. Skills training will vary from dog to dog. They will not, however, be certified for Public Access. We strive to match the personality of the Skilled Companion Dog to the needs of the Applicant. Please contact the office directly for more information on Skilled Companion Dogs.
Facility dogs support a variety of treatment options, providing support by partnering with a facilitator in a healthcare, education, counseling of visitation setting.