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Guardian Angels: Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

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Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 is based in Williston, Florida.  Started in 2010 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden. With her dedicated Board of Directors, employees and volunteers; together, we are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs. Guardian Angels utilizes a  positive-reinforcement training method and has a team of staff and volunteers that work incredibly hard to ensure that each applicant is carefully considered, each recipient has the tools they need to be successful with their service dog, and each dog is matched to the right recipient. No matter the disability, Guardian Angels strives to assist as many people as we can through the healing power of service dogs.

We train medical service dogs to mitigate the challenges associated with several disabilities, including: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Traumatic Brain Injury, seizure disorders, glucose imbalance, mobility issues, hearing impairment and more. We do not train guide dogs, due to the length of their very specialized training.

Guardian Angels is proud to have paired more than 200 individually trained medical service dogs with deserving recipients since our beginning in 2010.

At Guardian Angels, no recipient is ever charged for their service dog.

Join us in continuing to save and change lives through the healing power a service dog can provide.

Our Mission Statement:

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. was established for the charitable purpose of:

  • Rescuing, raising, and training the highest caliber medical service/assistance dogs
  • Pairing highly trained dogs with individuals afflicted by disabilities, including a focus on veterans with combat wounds
  • Building/restoring independence and improving quality of life, for both the recipient and the dog, while minimizing reliance on government, communities, caregivers, and families
  • Advancing successful service dog training practices by promoting appropriate trainer education and contributing to related research studies
  • Pursuing increased public awareness and education regarding current disability laws and contributing to new/enhanced laws regarding service dogs
Submitter

Katie Osborn

Location Williston, FL
URL http://www.medicalservicedogs.org/
Tags
  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Dogs
  4. Health
  5. Hearing impairment
  6. Mammals
  7. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  8. Seizures
  9. Service animals
  10. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)