Can Do Canines Overview
Direct beneficiaries per year: 36 people with disabilities by pairing them with their own assistance dog.
Geographic areas served: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Programs: Our assistance dogs fetch amazing things. They provide the gifts of freedom, independence, and peace of mind to our clients and their families.
These wonderful canines are often adopted from local animal shelters and are specially trained for our clients who live with disabilities that involve mobility challenges, hearing loss or deafness, seizure disorders, autism, or diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness.
Dogs, training and supplies are provided to each client free of charge thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers and contributions from generous individuals, corporations, foundations and service groups like the Lions.
We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.