We are VERY particular about who we send our students to. These organizations provide services we or our students have had good experiences with.
Other Service Dog Training Organizations
- Paws To Freedom – Paws to Freedom is a Portand based non-profit all volunteer organization with 501(c) 3 status. Their goal is to support opportunities for continued education and social activities for Service Dog Teams, and raise awareness within our community about service dog team partnerships.
- Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound – The mission of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADC) is to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment that will enhance the partnership of persons with disabilities and their assistance dogs.
- Prison Pet Partnership Program – a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. They rescue and train homeless animals to provide service dogs for persons with disabilities and operate a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational education for women inmates.
- Summit Assistance Dogs – a nonprofit organization, located in Anacortes, Washington, that provides highly-skilled mobility, hearing and therapy dogs for people with disabilities for a fee.
Our Favorite Businesses
- Little Furry Things – Little Furry Things provides quality care for every pet, no matter the size, shape or amount of fur! Their services includes dog walking, care for older pets or pets with medical requirements and puppy socialization. The owner of Little Furry Things, Jill Seward has a canine studies degree, the same type of degree our head trainer has!
- Fetch! Pet Care of West Seattle – Let Deva help you walk and pet sit your pooch. We did and we came home to a dog in better shape than when we left.
- The Wash Dog – Seattles own Do-It-Yourself dog bathing facility. This place looks and feels like a doggie spa. Tell Burnadette that The Service Dog Academy sent you!
- Hands To Paw Massage – Want to help your dog heal after an accident or just help with the aches and pains that occur with old age? Having behavioral problems? Sometimes massage can help with them. Give Jen a call today, you and your pet wont regret it!
Benefits of Service Dogs
- Service dogs can reduce the need for care from family, friends and social services. Debra Wood, RN and Skye Schulte, MS, MPH report that “Numerous studies have demonstrated that service and companion animals can improve physical and mental health. For instance, one study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported the results of a randomized, controlled study showing how service dogs aided people with ambulatory disabilities. After participants received dogs, their self-esteem increased and the need for assistance from family and paid caregivers dropped by 64% and 68%, respectively.”
- The mission of Delta Society is to help lead the world in advancing human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals. They help people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives.