Autism, special needs, disabilities, veterans & more!
Values, inclusion and diversity
We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion for our volunteers, participants and families.
The human part of our human-canine mission is the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our volunteers and participants possess.
We embrace and encourage our differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our volunteers and participants unique.
Connecting diverse populations through the challenges they face
Our dogs act as a conduit that breaks through barriers much more expeditiously than their human counter-parts. We work with many different segments of the population including kids/people on the autism spectrum, spina bifida, paralysis, down syndrome, sensory integration disorder, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, amputees, neuro-typical kids and siblings. wounded warriors, veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and military sexual traumas.
We bring these diverse individuals together to engage in activities that reduce social anxiety, facilitate engagement and foster new friendships.