Summit Assistance Dogs is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to help people living with disabilities lead lives of greater independence. Millions of Americans live with various disabilities, and the waiting time to receive a service dog is two to five years.
We train highly skilled service dogs (who work in public or within a home environment only) to assist people with mobility challenges or decreased hearing. We also train therapy dogs who work with professional in settings where a dog can provide therapeutic intervention or within a home to provide companionships to individuals or families with special needs.
We are very proud of the 74 graduate pairs we have placed to date after carefully matching applicants with highly skilled dogs and training these people and their dogs to work together as a team. Our graduates tell us that their dogs have changed their lives in so many ways by empowering them to live lives of greater independence – and more. A dog’s capacity for unconditional love is a wonderful gift that helps reduce depression, loneliness and anxiety.
We love to share the Summit story and would be happy arrange a presentation for your club or organization. Our heart-warming presentations include demonstrations of some of the things our remarkable dogs can do and give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about how service dogs change people’s lives. Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 293-5609 to make arrangements.