Mission: Raising & training service dogs to assist people with physical disabilities.
Programs: Service dog program - promotes healthy living to those with physical disabilities via the placement of custom trained service dogs, including teaching basic obedience and socialization skills to puppies, teaching advanced skills to meet the needs of the dog's disabled partner, and placement service training for service dog users.
community educational program - providing disability awareness education through presentations and demonstrations.
therapy dog program - trains and provides human-canine teams to collaberate with healthcare professionals at rehabilitations centers, hospitals and nursing homes for the purpose of therapeutic change.
rescue dog program - partnership with rescue/shelter organizations for offender-trainers in the prison program to teach rescue dogs basic house manners, tricks and basic obedience skills, making them more attractive for adoption.
CHAMP far EXCEEDED my expectations of what a therapy dog/team can do. Their training is intense , but always upbeat. The populations they serve and opportunities for service are seemingly limitless. I am so proud to be a member of this organization which does do much for so many on so little. My dog and I work in hospice, adult day care, and head injury rehab - all very different facilities, and CHAMP's training has given us confidence to excel in all these arenas.