I met Koda through RPSM in June of 2015. She had learned the basics for becoming a service dog to help out with my dysautonomia. She came along with letters and advice from the trainers she had been working with, which were incredibly helpful in helping her have a smooth transition. In addition, volunteers and new friends from RPSM have kept in contact to check in with us and answer and any questions that come up. Koda is so much more incredible than I ever could have asked for. She is patient, good with people and other animals, gentle, obedient, a great companion, and incredibly intelligent. Her first alert was within our first 24 hours of working together, and she hasn't let me down since. She loves riding the trains, will"place" under tables in restaurants patiently, and is an essential part of what has been dubbed "Team KJ." Thank you, RPSM, for my best friend and guardian angel! She is a champ!
I have met many of the RPSM group and have been so amazed by how much they do for all the animals.
The amount of time alone spent taking them to vet visits and adoptions or home visits to see if they fit well
in the home and with other pets is very time consuming, yet they volunteer their time and get it done! They hold events where they take dogs that need homes so you can meet them and so many find homes that way! The dogs are so fortunate to have this group taking the time to get them into forever homes and getting them out of the shelters! Very loving and caring people, and the training program is a win win!
I have family & friends who work at the prison where these dogs are trained. All speak highly of the RPSM program. The dogs are socialized but if one doesn't pass muster, it is removed from the program. Most are so eager to please! This program benefits the animals, teaches patience & compassion to the inmate responsible for their care, as well as the adopting individual or family. This is truly a win-win program!!
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This group not only saves animals, but falls in live with each and every one. I have seen them at parades, festivals in town-they are always working hard to take care of them and find them all homes. They feature animals on Facebook as well to get the word out about the dogs and cats that need homes. This group works so hard, to do what they love-they are great people! It breaks my heart for these abandoned animals, but with this group of loving people they at least have a chance!
One of the few organizations I am aware of that is a "win" for all parties: the pets, the inmates and the new owners of the pets.
The costs are so minimal for such a positive effect.
I am so impressed with this organization. The work they do is life changing for so many of us in MI. I am very grateful for them.
I can not think of a better way to get positive results from people trying to change their lives as well as animals needing loving homes. Absolutly amazing what you guys do!