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Topaz Assistance Dogs Inc.

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Causes: Animal Services, Animals, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Health, Human Services, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: The mission of Topaz Assistance Dogs is to empower individuals with disabilities by providing safety and independence through partnership with skilled Assistance Dogs.

Target demographics: Children and adults with disabilities

Programs: Training and placing highly skilled Assistance Dogs

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

jung0909

Donor

Rating: 5

I am an avid supporter of Topaz Assistance Dogs and their founders Shoshana and Robbie Tanner. Their dedication in raising and training their service dogs and their compassion for their clients are unmatching! A successful partnership between the dog and the handler is not only based on the quality of service dogs but their attention to detail in ensuring that the life long partnership is a true match and the "human" partner is ready for the relationship. This organization is one of the best!

Mike R.7

Donor

Rating: 5

Great Job! Proud to be a sponsor and donor! Robbie and Shoshana are super sweet and caring!

jen20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Topaz Assistance Dogs, is a top-notch 501(c)3 organization. They are an extremely professional service/assistance animal training organization. I'm proud of the things that they are doing to enrich the lives of individuals living with Autism and other mobility and cognitive health conditions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Topaz is an AMAZING organization!!! Shoshanna & Robbie are so kind & caring & ALL of their dogs are family. Great feeling to know that their training has helped so many in need.❤️

Karla G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Shoshana for many years. She is knowledgeable about service dogs and dedicated to helping those with disabilities. Topaz is a reflection of that. Topaz Assistance Dogs strives to produce top quality service dogs. From their careful dedication to selecting the best puppies for training and future breeders to the quality socialization and training they receive. Topaz strives to produce healthy, happy, stable dogs who will be the best service dog they can be!

Jenna R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Topaz is truly one of a kind! They take so much time, energy, love, compassion to help others. They do amazing work with all their dogs and treat them as if they were their own babies! Truly remarkable!

Robbie T.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As one of the founding Board Members, it has been such a blessing to be a part of a community like this. The volunteers, donors, clients, and everyone involved makes Topaz stand out as beacon of hope for those that benefit from the services provided. I would like to thank everyone that has made what we do here possible.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As one of the founding members of Topaz Canine Services, I am proud to be part of an organization that is making life-changing impacts on the lives of people with disabilities. Topaz Canine is made of dedicated volunteers who invest their hearts into making this possible so that clients may experience the independence these incredible dogs provide.

hazelangeleyes4u

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve known Shoshana for many years. I was always in awe of her training of her service dogs!
I always said she should open a school and when she did she impressed me more.
Definitely very highly recommend if your in her area & looking for a very well tasked trained service dog. Or if you want to volunteer for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of this school since it opened. I have donated to it because the owners/founders of the organization train their dogs amazing . I have known the owners prior to them opening the school and saw the wonderful work that they do by providing well trained service dogs to people with different disabilities.

d_rollzz

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i have known shoshana for years... she is an amazing woman, and an excellent dog trainer as well. i'm so glad i live in an area of Florida that she is servicing.

i have met several of her assistance dogs and have been super impressed.

when i found out shoshana was now going to be servicing my area of Florida. i got in touch with her and applied. my current assistance dog will be turning 10 in October and by the time my next assistance dog is ready my current dog will be going into retirement.

she believes every service animal deserves a retirement and i couldn't agree more

one of the things that make this organization great is that they don't just pair you with any assistance dog. she wants to make sure that the dog can do everything for you it needs to do, and that it's personality matches your lifestyle. after she accepts a client she then personally goes to that person home to make sure the assistance dog will be cared for and in a good environment.

she goes above, beyond, and then a little bit further. overall a great program top to bottom.

Jill Snyder C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shosana and her team are great! She did a presentation to our TBI group and I was amazed to learn they are one of the few organizations that train their dogs for multiple disabilities. I true custom dog for the particular individual. Happy to promote and support them.

Bill S.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I discovered Topaz a couple years ago and was very impressed with the quality of training and passion for helping people through service dogs displayed by Shoshana. I volunteered to join the board shortly after this introduction to help Topaz grow and provide service dogs to as many of those in need as possible. As a retired IT executive I have a long career of working with results oriented projects and I see Topaz as an example of a results oriented non-profit with a mission to help the many people that can have a life altering benefit from a quality service dog.

Presley C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough characters in this little box to convey they love, appreciation, and respect I have for Topaz Canine Services. The work they do is unlike any other in this community. They treat ALL tgeir clients like family, make you feel completely supported, and provide support in all areas along the way. Robbie and Shoshana are unlike any other. Their care and knowledge for the dogs is incredible and it shows. Not only do they help individual children and adults with disabilities but entire groups in the Autism community as well. My husband and I feel blessed to know them and honored to work with Topaz Canine Services!

Shoshana R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Topaz Canine Services is an organization that deeply cares about their clients. They strive for high standards within the industry not only with exceptionally trained dogs but ones that also really love their jobs!

Topaz Canine develops strategic partnerships by tailoring the dog's training for the individual's unique needs and lifestyle; not a "one size fits all" approach. Clients receive comprehensive follow up and life time hands-on support.

Sarah T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough good things about Topaz. They train amazing dogs and are amazing people. I have worked with them both professionally and personally. They are the real deal.

debra

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the best out there for incredibly trained service dogs. Not only is the for the dog second to none, but they take the time to work with the new handler to insure that the partnership between service dog and handler is optimized and is a perfect match. They truly care about the dogs and make sure that the dog is suitable for the task it will perform for a person with disabilities. They also make certain that the dogs that are released from the program are placed in good homes where they will thrive.

In addition, this is my "go to" organization for information on service dog accessibility. They are actively working in the community to educate the public on service dogs and the rights of those who require those dogs.

This is an amazing organization!

Lessie R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Topaz Canine Services is the real deal. Shoshana and Robbie have the knowledge, passion and compassion to work with dogs and clients to bring out the best in both. They aren’t limited to one disability and are working with great planning and forward thinking to continue this endeavor for the best results for clients and canines. Love them! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 Shelley R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a client of Topaz Canine Services for almost a year. Topaz is dedicated to changing people’s lives by pairing their clients with a dog that is trained for the clients needs. The dogs give their handlers freedom, and confidence, to live their lives with confidence. Topaz has changed my life and of many others.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Topaz Canine Services is a tremendous organization. I am a senior citizen and have been a member of the ‘Topaz Family’ since fall 2016. Topaz’s ability to access and meet the clients’ individual needs is beyond compare. Topaz possesses the great skill required to be able to understand numerous disabilities and what is required to improve the quality of life for each client. After that assessment, the tremendous training skills come into play. It is thrilling to see the communication develop between the trainer/dog/client as the service animal is expertly trained by this organization to execute his duties. Topaz excels at meeting client needs in a most friendly and caring environment. That is why I call myself a member of the ‘Topaz Family’. Topaz Canine Services brings hope to many with an exceptionally trained service companion, the bonus of unconditional love and lifetime of friendship within the ‘Topaz Family’.