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Service Dog Project Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Train great danes and other large breed dogs to assist people who have severe balance and mobility limitations.

Programs: Train great danes and other large breed dogs to assist people who have severe balance and mobility limitations.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Extremely rude owner who apparently feels she is the judge and jury on who is/isn’t classified as legally disabled medically. I specifically asked if she would be willing to assist me in locating a trainer to help with our dog to be trained/certified as a service dog or if she offered that service. The owner was willing to assist me train/test/certify my dog as a Service Dog who has gone through CGC/Therapy training until she found out I was capable of driving. She then became very rude and felt that I was “ahead of others” and even though I am physically unable to perform many other tasks because of actual medical disabilities that 3 surgeries were not able to resolve and I cannot even function as a parent or perform many duties that I used to, she felt I no longer qualified in her eyes and I was being “negative” because I was trying to explain what I couldn’t do and how my quality of life was drastically changed as a mother of 3 who has little use of their left arm after an accident.
For someone who works for an organization that is supposed to assist people she seems to do a great job in belittling those who come to her for help according to recent reviews. Adding insult to injury isn’t a great way to help others, but I guess that must be her style.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with people who have big hearts, for people and the Great Danes they raise and train for those with mobility and balance issues. They have placed 45 dogs with people who have needs. They are the only ones I know who place a dog with someone who has MS. They help veterans also.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a home-grown organization that provides so much love, caring and compassion to their wonderful dogs AND their beneficiaries...... that bond doesn't end with the paring of dog+person, it continues for life. I am constantly amazed at their dedication to all aspects of the service they provide. We all know about service dogs for the blind, but there are so many other afflictions that benefit from a service dog, and I wish they got more attention or were better recognized for their contribution to people who need the help. Wonderful people, AMAZING dedication, and fantastically bred Great Danes. (Note: This organization is in Ipswich, MA - there is a typo in the city name listed here)

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dedication of the people volunteering and working for The Service Dog Project is amazing. I check on the pups daily and love to read the comments.

5 Michelemd

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Service Dog Project (SDP) is on outstanding organization dedicated to providing people with mobility and balance issues a more independent life as well as the companionship of a wonderful breed, the Great Dane. SDP breeds and raises all dogs themselves and provides all training until the dogs are placed. SDP donates dogs to veterans and others in need and is run by Carlene White and a slew of very dedicated volunteers. No money is made from the placement of the dog. SDP relies on donations of money, supplies, food and human energy for all of their needs. My hat is off to everyone involved with SDP!

5 Denise26

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization that does so much for the disabled.