In an effort to meet the increased demands for services, Support Dogs launched the "Building Opportunities" Capital Campaign in April 2012 to construct a 21,500 square foot facility to better meet the needs of the community. The goal of the Campaign is $3.5 million, which will allow funds to purchase land and construct a new facility. To date, the Campaign has raised $3.3 million (click here to see a list of major contributors). In December of 2012, Support Dogs purchased a 3.87 acre parcel of land on the SE corner of Page and Lindbergh (10955 Linpage Place). Support Dogs held its groundbreaking ceremony on August 22 and a "virtual open house" for the community on August 24. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Winter of 2014.
Would you like to have a dog in your life, but not on a permanent basis? Then think about becoming one of our Volunteer Puppy Raisers. By making a minimum commitment of six months to raising one of our assistance puppies in training, you will be providing the base skills and socialization needed for a well-trained assistance dog. Support Dogs is experiencing a dramatic increase in requests for assistance dogs and we need help from our community and people like you. Our staff will train you on how to train a dog effectively using positive reinforcement. And more importantly, you will be preparing a Labrador or Golden retiever puppy to grow and change someone's life forever. If you would like more information on becoming a Volunteer Puppy Raiser, contact our office at (314) 997-2325 or click here to send a quick inquiry. The more help we get from people like you, the more we can help those who need the assistance from a service, hearing, or psychiatric service dog.
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