Canine Guardians


Canine Guardians

What We Do:

Empower PTSD/disabled veterans and people with illnesses/disabilities to live a more independent life by pairing them with a trained service dog. Their Canine Guardian assists with physical needs and everyday routines/tasks, helps them feel safe in public, addresses/soothes emotional wounds, aids, calms, comforts, adores and unconditionally loves them.

Our specially trained dogs save lives, marriages, and families. They are taught a variety of physical commands that truly make a difference. For example, Canine Guardians pick up dropped items, open and retrieve items from refrigerators, grocery shop, turn lights on/off, protect when in public, check a room/hallway for safety before entering, nudge if something is wrong, even wake from a nightmare, sense mood and bring owner up or down, lay-on to calm and comfort.

Once paired, the dog is given additional training to complement the special needs of their new owner. Our CG dogs are amazing and demonstrate positive and healthy long-term results!


Other Ways to Help:

  • Puppy parenting (with regular training)
  • Foster puppy parenting
  • Social media posting and sharing
  • Grant writing
  • Gift cards for fundraising events
  • Fundraising help
  • Website design/newsletter marketing

Business Partners:

For every $1,000 in donations to Canine Guardians through CanDo’s Give!Guide, Coldwell Banker Realtor Marcia Hadeler will add an additional $100 donation.


Testimonial:

Our life has been blessed by the presence of Patriot, our CG dog, specially trained just for me to create space between me and a crowd. He is the bomb! He is a gift!

~ Mike Krukow, Service Dog Recipient

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