Can Do Canines

Rating: 4.74 stars   53 reviews

Issues: Animals, Health, Human Services

Location: 9440 Science Center Drive New Hope MN 55428 USA

Mission: Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.
Results: More than 470 people with disabilities have received their own fully trained assistance dog, free of charge.
Target demographics: people with disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 32 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 41-1594165
763-331-3000
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am the executive director of Can Do Canines and I was disappointed to see a negative review of our organization. Someone is obviously angry at us, to write a review like that. I would be happy to address any problem directly and look for a solution. I would invite anyone to visit us, go on a tour, or talk to one of the hundreds of volunteers who work so diligently to help us provide our assistance dogs, free of charge, to people with disabilities. Then judge for yourself. Thanks. Al Peters

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Would definitely recommend going somewhere else! Don't care about the animals at all, it is all about the money. Once saw a trainer twist a puppies ear when she thought no one was looking because it was behaving badly. Their kennels are disgusting and the dogs are not cared for properly. Just disappointing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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