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Causes: Animal Training, Animals, Human Services

Mission: Early alert canines' diabetic alert dogs provide real and measurable help for diabetics.

Programs: Early alert canines (eac) trains two main classes of diabetic alert dogs: full-access service dogs and skilled companion dogs. Full access service dogs are trained and placed with diabetic adults and children age 12 and older. These dogs are fully trained diabetic alert dogs and attend work, school, extracurricular activities, errands, etc. , with their diabetic partners. These dogs are accredited service dogs and can legally accompany their diabetic partners anywhere the general public is allowed. Full access service dogs are perfect for people who can commit to having a dog with them all hours of the day.

skilled companion alert dogs are trained and placed with diabetic children, families with multiple diabetics, and some adults who find a service dog won't fit into their lifestyle. Skilled companion alert dogs are fully trained in hypoglycemic alerting, and do most of their work in the diabetic's home. These dogs do not have public access rights, and are perfect for people who are looking for support in a home-setting rather than in public venues. Early alert canines specializes in skilled companions and can place these types of dogs with people of all ages.

eac conducts intensive initial training called "team training. " the focus of team training is to select best match for each diabetic and dog while providing essential training for the diabetic partner and dog. At this time team partners begin to build a strong bond. Early alert canines is a member of assistance dogs international.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

There is simply no other organization in the world like Early Alert Canines. In addition to providing top-quality, certified Diabetic Alert Dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics free of charge, EAC trains and places Skilled Companion Alert Dogs with the families of diabetic children. If you've tried to get a medical service dog for your child at any other organization, you'll immediately understand how unique and valuable this service is. The staff at EAC are all pioneering experts in their fields as well as effective and knowledgeable advocates in both the service dog and diabetic communities. The organization is professional, principled and passionate. Though my Diabetic Alert Dog was trained elsewhere, I rely on the experts at EAC for ongoing support. Early Alert Canines is my first resource for all service dog related issues and also my second family. I consider myself a life-long supporter, donor and volunteer.



Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for EAC for more than a year, and I really appreciate what this organization is doing for diabetics, and all for no charge! EAC runs entirely through the generosity of volunteers. There is no paid staff, yet they provide diabetic alert dogs to type 1 diabetics free-of-charge. Definitely worth my volunteer time and my donor dollars!