My sister received her hearing assistance dog Autumn last year and it has changed her life. Autumn lets her know when someone is at the door, when the timer on the oven goes off, and can alert her during the night when her hearing aides are out that the smoke alarm is
Mission: Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.
We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.
Results: More than 470 people with disabilities have received their own fully trained assistance dog, free of charge.
Target demographics: people with disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 32 people with disabilities by pairing them with their own assistance dog.
Geographic areas served: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Programs: Our assistance dogs fetch amazing things. They provide the gifts of freedom, independence, and peace of mind to our clients and their families.
These wonderful canines are often adopted from local animal shelters and are specially trained for our clients who live with disabilities that involve mobility challenges, hearing loss or deafness, seizure disorders, autism, or diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness.
Dogs, training and supplies are provided to each client free of charge thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers and contributions from generous individuals, corporations, foundations and service groups like the Lions.
My sister received her hearing assistance dog Autumn last year and it has changed her life. Autumn lets her know when someone is at the door, when the timer on the oven goes off, and can alert her during the night when her hearing aides are out that the smoke alarm is going off. Autumn has greatly reduced the worries our parents and I had about her living on her own. We were always afraid that there would be a fire and she would just sleep through it. Can Do Canines is amazing and really helps so many people have wonderful independent lives!
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I am the executive director of Can Do Canines and I was disappointed to see a negative review of our organization. Someone is obviously angry at us, to write a review like that. I would be happy to address any problem directly and look for a solution. I would invite anyone to visit us, go on a tour, or talk to one of the hundreds of volunteers who work so diligently to help us provide our assistance dogs, free of charge, to people with disabilities. Then judge for yourself. Thanks. Al Peters
Would definitely recommend going somewhere else! Don't care about the animals at all, it is all about the money. Once saw a trainer twist a puppies ear when she thought no one was looking because it was behaving badly. Their kennels are disgusting and the dogs are not cared for properly. Just disappointing.