SUMMIT ASSISTANCE DOGS

Rating: 5 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: P.O. Box 699 Anacortes WA 98221 USA

Mission: Summit Assistance Dogs is a nonprofit organization that empowers people and animals to greater heights by providing highly skilled assistance dogs to people living with disabilities or institutions such as rehab centers and long-term care facilities that can benefit from their use. Summit trains dogs for mobility assistance, hearing and professional therapy for people of all ages (including children) .

Through partnership with an assistance dog, people with disabilities gain greater independence and experience more joy, often times pursuing career and academic goals that were previously unattainable.

Summit strives to acquire as many of its dogs as possible from shelters and breed rescue groups to help alleviate the pet overpopulation problem.

Summit presents educational programs to schools and is committed to including as many youth in our program as possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Summit for over two years. This is an excellent organization with a clear mission. There is an enormous need for assistance dogs. Summit sets the bar high for the dogs it places with its clients. I continued to be moved by Summit which also includes the staff! I find it a privilege to be a volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer puppy raiser for several years with Summit. I'm currently raising Spencer. This organization does an amazing job of developing the skills of their volunteers as well as providing knowledgeable support to successfully raise puppies that can then become successful service dogs through the talented efforts of the Summit trainers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I began donating to Summit Assistance Dogs several years ago, after witnessing the great improvement in quality of life for a friend with mobility issues who received a dog from Summit. Every dollar I donate helps Summit to acquire, raise, train and place dogs with recipients whose lives are changed forever by the presence of a faithful, loving assistance dog.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Summit is a life changing organization. My 11 year old daughter received, Feather, a companion/helper dog from Summit almost two years ago. Everyday Feather makes Drew laugh. It warms a mothers heart.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Helping Summit Assistance Dogs match well trained service dogs with persons in need of skills provided by these dogs is a heart warming experience. The dogs so greatly enhance the lives of their people partners.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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