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Review for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., Palmetto, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I have volunteered for Southeastern Guide Dogs for the past 14 years -as puppy raisers, puppy campers, breeder host and as a local Area Coordinator. Being able to raise and train a future guide dog that will give someone who don't know yet freedom and dignity is priceless.

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc., Oakland Park, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I found Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc. by accident at a dog show a few years ago. I had just had my two dogs tested for their therapy certification with another organization, but after hearing what Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T.) was about, I decided to have my dogs retested by them. They passed and became C.A.T. Dogs! Canine Assisted Therapy provides ongoing training and support for its volunteers which I never received from the other therapy dog organization. They also provide mentoring, followup with the facilities, and a much more intense evaluation than the other (international) therapy dog group. I like the personal attention that Canine Assisted Therapy provides to its volunteers (making sure you and your dog's needs and abilities match your facility), and to its "clients". I would definitely recommend Canine Assisted Therapy to anyone wanting to make a difference by volunteering with their well-trained, well-behaved dog.

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?

A lot

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

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My 12 year old daughter has had annual evaluations at Hope Haven since she was about 1 1/2 years old. We always get practical ideas to help her progress educationally, physically and emotionally. All of the staff are very positive and encouraging. My daughter loves seeing everyone each year. She loves how much they make the evaluations all about her and what she can do and not about what she cannot do. My husband and I always leave feeling that we are making a difference in our daughter's life. I would recommend that anyone who has a child with Down Syndrome go for at least an annual evaluation. You will be glad you did.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their positive attitude towards my daughter's future.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

focused on helping my daughter, my husband and I find the best ways to help my daughter become the most productive, happy person she can be.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more families and children reach their greatest potential.

Ways to make it better...

they could have more Monday evaluation appointments available. Traveling from South Florida and working full time, it is nearly impossible to take a Wed appointment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and single location limit the number of children and adults that can be helped.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I take my daughter to Hope Haven to get positive feedback and ideas on how to better help her become the best she can be.