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Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.
Our assistance dogs fetch amazing things. They provide the gifts of freedom, independence, and peace of mind to our clients and their families. These wonderful canines are often adopted from local animal shelters and are specially trained for our clients who live with disabilities that involve mobility challenges, hearing loss or deafness, seizure disorders, autism, or diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. Dogs, training and supplies are provided to each client free of charge thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers and contributions from generous individuals, corporations, foundations and service groups like the Lions.
I have been volunteering at Can Do Canines for the past 2 years in many different areas. The best feeling our family can get is watching one of the puppies we raised and train become a certified service dog. The staff is fun to work with and the training staff is top notch! They are willing to help with any questions we have. Take a tour and see what greatness this organization achieves, but bring kleenex because I promise it will move your heart.
by Stephanie S. from Minneapolis, MN
This is a fanstic organization that truly cares about their mission of providing service dogs to people who need them free of charge.
There are also many different capacities to help them, from office work, to special events,to raising a puppy, to watching dogs while their regular raiser is out of town. It has been a great match for me, becasue there are many things that I can do in the free time of my busy schedule.