My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Psychiatric Service Dog Partners, Rock Hill, SC, USA
My service dog partner has been an incredible assistance to my life. I'm in my 30's and had not been able to live alone since my diagnosis at 21. I wanted to do a masters program, but I had to go away alone, and I knew I'd need more help to live independently, so I started looking for a service dog. I found absolutely no support in my local region, and all training agencies told me specifically that due to capacity reasons, they don't train for mental health conditions.
I found an independent trainer who was willing to work with us on this project, and we did our best.
When I found psych service dog partners, a lot changed for me. I have learned about how to fine tune my training, how to be respectful of others in public spaces, and many other dog related issues.
I have also found a community of people, for the first time in my life, that understands and supports me. Through the listserv, there are always people available to share my frustrations at being disabled, to listen to, to talk to. This has meant more to me than I can say.