What We Do

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Service Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains Hearing Dogs and Service Dogs to assist people with disabilities. We train Hearing Dogs to alert their deaf owners by touch and lead them to everyday sounds, such as a door knock, smoke alarm or telephone. Service Dogs assist individuals with physical disabilities by opening doors, fetching wheelchairs, retrieving dropped items, operating light switches, moving paralyzed limbs and getting help. We adopt all of our dogs from animal shelters and rescue leagues. Utilizing positive reinforcement, we train the dogs, pair them with their new partners and then train them as teams – all free of charge to the recipients.

Public Interaction and Education

Learn about Hearing and Service Dogs and how to greet them in a public place.

Our Training Program

We use positive reinforcement based operant conditioning train our dogs. We base our training on a foundation of trust and respect between the handler and the dog.

Our Speaker Series

Our experts are involved in public education and training internationally. Find out more about having a speaker come to your next event. Office@servicedogs.org

Laws

We are an active voice for promoting the laws about Assistance Animals.

Why we need you!

Service Dogs, Inc. invests $45,000 in training each Hearing or Service Dog team – person and dog. Each dog serves its disabled partner for at least 10 years for – that’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  (Industry average is $45,000 – $60,000 per dog.)

We rely on your donations to pay for the cost of training. Please donate today!