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The Exceptional Sidekick

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Founded in 2016, the mission of Exceptional Sidekick Service Dogs in Newtown, CT is to transform lives by identifying, raising, and training exceptional Psychiatric Service Dogs to match -- at no cost -- with children and adults suffering from psychiatric disabilities, while engaging and educating the community in the process. The two-year Exceptional Sidekick psychiatric service dog training method involves Newtown schools, teachers and students who are an integral part of raising and socializing the dogs as a community, and educating their peers about mental illness.


Katie Carroll

Location Newtown, Connecticut
  1. Adults
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Children
  5. Dogs
  6. Mammals
  7. Mental illness
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. psychiatric disorders
  11. Service animals
  12. service dog training programs
  13. therapy and service dogs