SERVICE DOG PROJECT INC

Rating: 4.76 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 37 Boxford Rd % Carlene White Ipswich MA 01938 USA

Mission: To increase the number of service dogs available to people who are mobility-impaired. Training Great Danes and donating them to people with balance and mobility limitations. Preference being given to Veterans and their families.
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2 people found this review helpful

The Service Dog Project helps people who have stability problems by pairing them with a Great Dane. The dogs improve the quality of life for their owners. Right now there are over 45 owners with more to come, who are able to move about with greater independence. I've been watching their 24/7 video of the new puppies (they are now 5 1/2 weeks old). It is amazing how many people these puppies have touched and inspired. And the dedication of the volunteers is something I haven't seen before. They are there 24/7 as well -cooking, cleaning and caring for the puppies and the adult dogs. SDP is able to raise these puppies from birth, train them, pair them with a new owner, and even takes them back, if necessary, when they retire. It is such a joy to me knowing that my donations makes such a difference not just to the dogs but to their future owners.

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The love, care and professionalism that these individuals show towards the danes cannot be described in mere words. They give of their time and their lives to provide training so that those who are physically impaired can lean on a special friend when they need to. It is remarkable what a dane can mean to someone who has balance problems - a new life and independence, whether they are a child or an adult.

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The dedication of the people volunteering and working for The Service Dog Project is amazing. I check on the pups daily and love to read the comments.

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The Service Dog Project (SDP) is on outstanding organization dedicated to providing people with mobility and balance issues a more independent life as well as the companionship of a wonderful breed, the Great Dane. SDP breeds and raises all dogs themselves and provides all training until the dogs are placed. SDP donates dogs to veterans and others in need and is run by Carlene White and a slew of very dedicated volunteers. No money is made from the placement of the dog. SDP relies on donations of money, supplies, food and human energy for all of their needs. My hat is off to everyone involved with SDP!

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The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quaility of life for the mobility impaired. SDP has donated over 45 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations. These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life for their owners.

Service dogs have been placed with children, war veterans, Mutiple Sclerosis, Friedreich's Ataxia and more. While each dog received extensive training for balance, once a dog is paired with an applicant, the dog is uniquely trained to suit their needs.

The Service Dog Project is a registered 501c3 and is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International. Located in Ipswich, Massachusetts on a 12 acre property with heated kennels, fields and a large arena, these areas provide the necessary space to raise the dogs from birth to graduation and even back for retirement if needed.

SDP is has grown to include over 40 volunteers and at anytime will be the home of 25 (or more) dogs in training. It is funded solely by the generosity of our expansive community and corporate support. http://www.servicedogproject.org/

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This organization and the incredible woman, Carlene White, who heads it breeds, trains and DONATES these wonderful animals to those who need them with priority to veterans. Around forty volunteers help out at different times and the feedback from them paints this whole operation as one of love, kindness and caring for both the animals and the people who they are matched with. Only part of why they are definitely on my monthly donate list.

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What a wonderful organization that does so much for the disabled.

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