Service Animals

The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available.

Canine Angels                 (888) 592-6457
Places professionally-trained assistance dogs with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 that have physical and developmental disabilities.

Canine Companions            (800) 572-2275
Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available.

Canine Support Teams             (951) 301-3625
Provides specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Ask about PAWZ for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pups Program and how to become a puppy raiser.

Dogs4Diabetics           (925) 246-5785
Provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services.

Guide Dogs for the Blind           (800) 295-4050
Provides guide dogs free of charge to individuals with impaired sight. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed.

Guide Dogs of America          (818) 833-6429
Empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog partners. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available.

Paws With A Cause           (616) 877-7297
Enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained assistance dogs. PAWS increases awareness of the rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Trains the following types of dogs: Service Dogs for physical disability, debilitating chronic illness or neurological disorder. Hearing Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, dogs for children with autism. Foster homes and puppy raisers always needed.