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 new facility is to train and place, at capacity, 50 assistance dogs annually. In addition, Support Dogs is planning on increasing the TOUCH and Paws For Reading services, as well as obedience classes to the community. The new facility will be located on the SE corner of Page and Lindbergh (10955 Linpage Place). Support Dogs plans to break ground later this summer with project completion anticipated in late Summer 2015.
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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