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  1. Mira

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    Founded in 1981, Mira is a non-profit organization that offers free guide dogs and service dogs to people living with visual impairments and physical disabilities and to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  2. The Dog Alliance

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    We are passionate about improving lives by harnessing the healing power of our relationship with dogs.  We are a 501 C (3),  donation supported non-profit that was formed in 2006.   We provide service dogs for veterans who are challenged by the visible and invisable wounds...

  3. Medial Mutts

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet

    Medical Mutts is a dog training organization specialized in the training Diabetes Alert Dogs, Seizure Dogs as well as Service Dogs for other medical, physical or psychiatric conditions. Medical Mutts is also involved in research in the field of medical detection.

  4. Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin

    Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...

  5. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  6. The diary of a guide dog: Ioanna Maria Gertsou at TEDxLesvos

    | Contributor(s):: Ioanna Maria Gertsou

    Maine is John's dog who has a loss of vision. In the voice of John, Maine spoke of her special skills, based on her love for her "boss", all the unexpected encounters on Greek roads, on public transport, on dealing with fellow humans and strange situations , As she lends her vision,...

  7. Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Rhiana Kohl

    Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...

  8. The Exceptional Sidekick

    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...

  9. Operation at Ease Inc.

    Our director Joni Bonilla created OAE after a call with a friend Freddy whose dog had suddenly died. Now back home after twenty years of Army infantry service, many overseas tours and a diagnosis of PTSD, the loss of his pet dog was devastating. This dog would sit by his side when the kids were...

  10. Warriors' Best Friend

    Since the attacks of September 11th 2001, 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. For the many men and women returning from multiple tours and long-sustained conflicts, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have emerged as signature injuries...

  11. Arctic Paws for Service

    Arctic Paws For Service is an organization of dedicated Alaskans, whose primary activity is to provide trained service dogs to Alaskans with disabilities to promote independent living. Our service dogs are currently trained specifically for Mobility Assist, Seizure Alert, and Autism...

  12. Healing Paws for Warriors

    Healing Paws for Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing post 9/11 combat veterans wounded from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rescue-to-trained ADA certified service dogs. Our...

  13. Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson

    We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four...

  14. Reflections about raising a leader dog for the blind vs. fostering Muncie Animal Rescue Fund dogs : an honors thesis

    | Contributor(s):: Joan A. Studnicky

    Dogs are used for so many purposes in today's world. They are used to hunt, search for and rescue endangered individuals, keep our country safe by sniffing out bombs and drugs, entertain us in dog shows, lead the blind, or simply provide companionship.Dogs are of particular interest to me. I...

  15. Patriot Assistance Dogs

    Patriot Assistance Dogs fill a specific demonstrated need created by the veteran's disabilities. The goal of Patriot Assistance Dogs is to place these much needed assets with the veteran and at no charge to the veteran. The dogs used in this program may be donated, rescued or bred for the...

  16. Florida Service Dogs

    Florida Service Dogs, Inc. was founded in February 1999.  We are a small IRS 501c3 approved Florida non-profit corporation.We rely solely on our qualified volunteers and your donations. We do not receive federal, state or grant dollars. Our professionally trained service animals are free to...

  17. Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas

     Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas is the dba service program of Kerrville Elks Charities, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that trains and donates service dogs to Disabled American Veterans with mental and/or mobility disabilities.VADogs specializes in using Motivational...

  18. Retrieving Freedom, Inc

    Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help people. Our three primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism and individuals living with diabetes. We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit...

  19. Power Paws Assistance Dogs

    The mission of Power Paws Assistance Dogs is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities, to provide education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.Incorporated in 2001,...

  20. Assistance Canine Training Services (ACTS)

    Doing business as Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.), the Nathaniel J. Williams Foundation was founded with a mission of training service dogs for people with physical disabilities, and therapy dogs for professionals working with people who may benefit from animal assisted therapy.In...