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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 or needing the comfort of a therapy dog. Learn more about us and how you can help.
A dream comes true for Summit
After almost 10 years of searching for land to build a proper kennel and training facility, we have finally found the right place – a lovely, 17-acre parcel on North Whidbey Island, where we will be able to build a home of our own.
Since our founding in 2000, we have been primarily home based, with staff and volunteers housing our puppies and adult dogs, which has limited our ability to increase our annual number of service dog placements.
Thanks to a generous gift, we were able to purchase the property free and clear and begin initial design work. We will start a capital campaign soon for the buildings, which will bring our dream to fruition.
In the meantime, we are preparing a site plan for our proposed development. This will include spaces for kennels and training, administrative offices and short-term, temporary housing for our clients as they are learning to work with their service-dog partners. Once we have county approval, which could take up to a year, we will begin site preparation. Build-out will occur over several years.
This is the beginning of a whole new era for Summit Assistance Dogs. It’s a critical component of our strategic growth plan to meet the high demand for service dogs in the Northwest. We are grateful for the support of our donors and volunteers over the years and look forward to sharing this dream with you as it develops.
To learn more click here to view the Whidbey Island Property Plan Q&A.
Host a life-changing birthday party in 2014!
If you’re a person who finds you have everything you need and you’re looking for a meaningful way to celebrate your birthday or other special occasion this year, please consider throwing a party with your friends to benefit Summit Assistance Dogs. We’ll supply a cake and a visiting puppy or dog while your guests can make a monetary donation in your honor or purchase a specific item for our pack such as food, toys, treats, etc.
Celebrate your special day while helping to create more life-changing partnerships between people and dogs!
To view available Summit release dogs for adoption click here: Petfinder
Microsoft Employees click here to access Summit's sharepoint site for further information.
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