Circle Tail, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Animals, Human Services

Location: 8834 Carey Ln Pleasant Plain OH 45162 USA

Mission: Circle Tail is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1997, located 30 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Circle Tail''s mission is to provide high quality service and hearing dogs to people with disabilities, and promote the human-canine bond in the community by providing dog adoptions, obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding & grooming services.
Circle Tail does not have our own breeding program. Careful selection of puppies and adult dogs from unwanted litters, family releases, and area shelters and rescues not only helps disabled persons, but also provides purpose to an otherwise unwanted dog''s life. We also promote responsible pet ownership and provide a better quality of life for homeless animals through our adoption program.

Programs: Circle Tail dogs are provided initial socialization in a foster family's home or through our Inmate/Puppy foster program. We utilize both short-term and long-term foster families. The puppies/dogs come to Circle Tail and/or one of 5 Ohio Correctional Facilities for basic and advanced obedience training, which is reinforced by the foster family. The dogs routinely return to Circle Tail or the correctional facility for more advanced training and evaluation. We currently have no waiting list for assistance dogs, nor do we charge recipients a fee for the dog, other than a nominal $25 application fee. All of our funding comes through public contributions.
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EIN 31-1516490
http://www.circletail.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Five years ago I lost my dog of 15 ½ years. After about a week I started to cruise PetFinder.com to look at dogs available. Apparently I completed a pre-adoption application for Circle Tail and did not even remember when I did it. When I got their email saying that I was approved I had to go to the web to see who they were! As they say, things do happen for a reason. I adopted my dog from Circle Tail about 3 weeks later and I could not be happier. My Callie (aka Raika a boxer/lab mix) is absolutely amazing...any person who meets her falls in love with her! I tell everyone about Circle Tail and the wonderful work they do for everyone they come in contact with – dogs, owners, volunteers and the handlers. These handlers give their hearts and souls to these wonderful dogs and their hard work is so evident…I see their efforts every time I look at my dog. I hope that they know how appreciative we all are for their unselfish acts of love. I loved my experience so much that my best friend who lives in Pennsylvania drove 7 hours to adopt a dog from Circle Tail. Anyone who makes any kind of contribution to Circle Tail (donation, time or adopting a dog) can be assured that their donation benefits so many people and dogs. Please consider contributing in some manner to this wonderful organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

beginning in 2006. I tell all of my friends and acquaintance about Circle Tail.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I first started volunteering with Circle Tail in 1999 because its mission fit perfectly with my interests and ideals. The organization helps animals and people in a unique way that benefits everyone - from the dogs whose lives are saved, to the assistance dog recipients, and the inmate trainers who learn love, respect, and responsibility for another living being. I have seen the way these dogs change their partners' lives, giving them independence they otherwise wouldn't have.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting/ speaking with recipients of service and hearing dogs and seeing the rewards of the hard work by all involved. I also adopted a dog who didn't have what it takes to be a service dog, so now provides me with unparalleled love and devotion!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I've been volunteering with Circle Tail for about eight years, in a variety of capacities (listed above). Not only do we provide highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, but we also have an amazing adoption program and make great placements in the community through that. Circle Tail

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing, hearing and knowing how our assistance dogs have enhanced their human partner's lives, through enabling them to be more independent within the community and at home. eg:

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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