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Welcome to Summit Assistance Dogs, where we are changing lives four paws at a time. We provide highly skilled mobility, hearing and professional therapy dogs for people living with disabilities.
Summit Assistance Dogs is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 in response to the overwhelming need for more trained service dogs. More than 55 million Americans live with various disabilities, and the national average waiting time to receive a service dog is two to five years.
We are very proud of the 58 graduate pairswe have placed by matching highly skilled service dogs to people with various disabilities and training the dog and the person to work together as a team. We are also proud of the hundreds of other lives we have affected through our prison and youth programs. We are located in Anacortes, Washington, but we offer this life-changing companionship to applicants throughout the Northwest.
Assistance dogs empower people with disabilities to lead lives of greater independence by performing tasks that otherwise would require a human caregiver. Among the many tasks these dogs can perform are opening and closing doors, picking up dropped items, retrieving an emergency telephone, helping take clothes off and alerting a person who is hard of hearing to important sounds like a smoke alarm, a phone ringing or a child crying.
Perhaps more important than the tasks performed is the relationship itself. Our graduates tell us that their dogs open doors for them in so many ways. A dog’s capacity for unconditional love is a wonderful gift that helps reduce depression, loneliness and anxiety. Through partnership with an assistance dog, people often experience a joy and confidence that can change their lives.
We are so grateful for and extend a huge thank you to all the people who help support us in carrying out our mission – our donors, volunteers, puppy raisers, trainers, staff, board members, clients and applicants. We could not do what we do without the generosity of all the people who help make this organization successful.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to learn more about how you can support Summit Assistance Dogs or apply for a service dog. Call (360) 293-5609 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Find Us
P.O. Box 699
Anacortes, WA 98221
12549 Christianson Rd.
Anacortes, WA 98221
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