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NEW LIFE MEDICAL SERVICE DOGS INC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities

Location

PO BOX 1093HERNANDO, FL 34441 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Vision New Life Medical Service Dogs, Inc., empowers individuals with disabilities to become highly skilled service dog handlers who have access to a safe and inclusive community. Mission Equipping service dogs and their handlers for success by 1. placing service dogs with individuals who have disabilities 2. training individuals with disabilities to participate in the training of their own service dog 3. educating individuals with disabilities and the community about the rights and responsibilities of service animal ownership 4. supporting service dog handlers to ensure safe and unfettered community access

Description

New Life Medical Service Dogs was formed in 2017 to address community concerns about a lack of trained and affordable service dogs. We are an all volunteer organizaton.

The Partner Training Program has adults with disabilities work alongside our trainer to teach their own dog to mitigate their disability. Fully trained servcie dogs are placed with local residents . We work with all types of disabilities except total blindness.

In 2018 an even bigger need was identified - access in the community. Service Dog Alliance of Florida was created as the education arm of New Life Medical Service Dogs to serve the entire state. Services for service dog handlers, businesses, government, and community organizations focus on eliminating barriers to access and discrimination. Services include Information and referral, education on rights and responsibilities, mediation, and advocacy.

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