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Discos Dogs Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Training, Animals, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: The mission of Disco’s Dogs, Inc. is to adopt dogs from shelters and rescue organizations and help train each one individually to aid children challenged by Autism related differences. In performing this mission Disco’s Dogs provides tangible and non-tangible support for the life of the service dog.

Results: Since our inception in December of 2013, we have helped 45 dogs and families. The impact has been profound and we're honored to be a part of this many lives.

Target demographics: children with Autism related neurodiversity

Direct beneficiaries per year: 16 families

Geographic areas served: Colorado

Programs: skilled companion dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs.

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Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lara W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a new family to the Disco's Dog organization. Over a period of 2 years, I researched and talked with many service dog organizations. During that time, I learned a lot about the different ways some the organizations work. When I met with Disco's Dogs staff, I was surprised and very pleased with the people as well as their practices. I also truly appreciated how quickly, and diligently, they worked to place the right service dog into our home in a timely manner.

Even more than the timeliness of placement, Disco's Dogs truly believes in helping the families and the dog succeed. There is no two week training here. We are currently on week seven of a multi-month public access training program. We get to learn with others going through similar experiences, share & make friends as well as obtain regular support and feedback from staff. Once we have completed this program, we will have access to trainers and other team members anytime we need them.

Finally, Disco's Dogs is for autism AND related disorders. So, if you don't have autism, don't let that stop you from finding out if Disco's Dog might be the right organization for you.

Stephanie264

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been honored to be a part of Disco's Dog as a foster home for many of the incoming rescued recruits. Our family had been without a dog for over 4 years and the kids, now older, had been pushing for another one. I wasn't convinced they were aware of the responsibilities and time commitment so I applied to help DDI as a transitional opportunity for our family to more seriously consider the commitment of dog-ownership. We've been blessed to host 9 dogs and more importantly, witness the transformation for nearly all of them as they quickly and proudly demonstrated their ability to learn and take on the selfless role of a specially trained service companion for a child with autistic related disorders. And even those dogs more suited to just being a family pet, have wonderful temperaments and a dedicated level of obedience training that helped them to quickly find their forever homes -- we now have 2 of them. :) Thank you DDI for allowing us to be a part of your growing family and sharing the love you have for these furry companions. We now feel even better about our dog ownership with the education you have provided us on the volunteer side too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Disco's Dogs almost since its beginnings.. I've seen many families life's touched and changed for the better as their beloved children were helped by the well trained, loving dogs that have come into their lives, from Disco's Dogs. The support that the organization and families give to each other is heart warming and uplifting to all.
I'm honored and proud to be a member of the Disc's Dogs family.

Krystal10

Donor

Rating: 5

Disco's Dogs is a wonderful organization that can see the true gift(s) a dog has to offer. I am blessed that they helped Bear find his true calling. He will make someone a great companion and service dog. Bless all of you.

Christy50

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only does Discos Dogs help children with Autism or on the spectrum it helps others in so many ways. Laura and Kacy have taught me that there is still kindness, love, and support when you think that everyone has given up on you and you are left to battle things on your own. They take people under their wings, and guide them, teach them, believe in them, until they are ready to take flight on your own. Thank you both for always believing in me when I needed it most. Christy

Kacy P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I was approached several years ago to work with this organization, I had no clue that it would be a life changing event. As the head trainer at DDI, I have gained a family of incredible, dynamic, and inspiring people. Our families have become my teachers and these kids have become my "path finders". The dogs we place with them are equally as incredible as the kids themselves, and DDI is absolutely transparent about our purpose. Disco's Dogs is truly the most important thing in the lives of many of these families lives, and that isn't something that is taken lightly.

Jenna30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best nonprofit organization that takes pride in helping children and their families through the dificulties of autism.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Disco's Dogs Inc is an organization that rescues dogs as well as rescuing families. They seek out qualified adult dogs, most of which are rescue dogs, and match them with families who are seeking a skilled companion dog, therapy dog, or public access dog for their child whom has Autism related differences. They provide the training needed to benefit the individual needs of each child and family. Once you become a part of the Disco's Dog family you are always are part of the family and receive the benefits of the program throughout the lifetime of the dog. Our family was rescued by Disco's Dogs because it provided more benefit to our son and family than any other source of support we had tried in the past 14 years. Our son's dog brought connection, calm, laughter, trust, hugs, relief from depression and anxiety, and most of all unconditional love. All of which we are so grateful for. Thank you Disco's Dogs Inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are the proud owners of a " Disco dog" . It has brought the world of a difference to my son in confidence, responsibility and overall my sons anxiety . We can't say enough great things about Discos Dogs! We believe so much in this amazing organization we are even fostering s dog for a soon to be lucky kiddo!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Disco Dogs is fantastic and helps so many people!! It is a great cause!