Description:Trains specially bred dogs to assist people with disabilities to live more independent lives. Service dogs aid people who are physically challenged and hearing dogs alert deaf or hard-of-hearing persons to crucial daily sounds. Skilled companion dogs work with children, facility dogs, work in institutions as part of a therapy program. Publishes a newsletter, "The Companion".
Public Transit:Must provide own transportation.
2965 Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-6834 38.4072473 -122.7244646 Other
- American Sign Language
Audience:Persons with disabilities who can benefit from the aid of an assistance dog
Eligibility:Disabled person wanting to increase his/her independence through use of a dog or a facility that wishes to institute a facility dog program
How to Apply:Apply via Web site for an application request form.
Service Wait Estimate:6-24 months.
- Alameda County
- British Columbia
- Contra Costa County
- Marin County
- Northern California
- San Francisco County
- San Mateo County
- Santa Clara County