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Phone: 910-362-8181
PO Box 12643
North Carolina 28405

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Target demographics: Virginia to Florida and east of the Mississippi

Direct beneficiaries per year: Number of placements dependent on availability of foster families

Canines for Service is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life and improving people's lives through the services of specially trained dogs.
Canines for Service, Inc. (CFS) provides people with disabilities independence and improved quality of life through the placement of quality trained service dogs. Founded in 1996, CFS has provided over 60 service dogs since the first placement in December 1999. Today, CFS operates training programs in three communities and provides services from Virginia to Florida and east of the Mississippi River. The three phase training process takes up to three years and a fully trained service dog is valued at $40,000. The client does not pay a fee for a CFS service dog.

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My wife and I have been doing dog therapy work with Carolina Canines for about 10 years. We started in the therapy dog program with our dog Bunker. Bunker is now in doggie heaven. Currently we have 3 certified therapy dogs. Sara age 9 visits patients and families at Hospice and nursing homes. ... more »
For the past four years , I've been a foster puppy parent, and have advanced trained the service dogs in training. It's exciting to learn how to train them, it's fun and the friendships developed with other volunteers is an added benefit . Where else can you work with a whacky puppy, share your ... more »
My wife and I learned about Carolina Canines for Service in 2006 when we moved into the area. We retired to the Wilmington, NC area and were looking for areas where we could volunteer our time and energy. After much searching we decided that Carolina Canines were the group we would like to give our... more »
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