Canines For Service, Inc. is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life through the services of specially trained service dogs.
A service dog is a dog individually trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability other than blindness. Service dogs perform a wide variety of tasks, which enable individuals to experience increased independence and enhance quality of life. Service dogs trained through Canines for Service, Inc. are able to perform the following tasks for their partners: retrieving; dropped/distant objects; pulling wheelchairs; opening doors;carrying items; rising to high counters (i.e. banks, hotels);physical support for mobility and transfers to/from wheelchairs; physical assistance to recover from a fall; dressing or undressing; assisting with household tasks such as bed making and laundry; assisting an individual after a seizure Canines for Service, Inc. acquires dogs for the program from a variety of sources including donations from reputable breeders, rescue organizations, and local animal shelters. Purebred and mixed breed dogs are both utilized, with an emphasis on using rescued and shelter dogs. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to entering service. Male and female dogs are equally suited to service work.