My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD), Solana Beach, CA, USA
My motivation for volunteer work focuses around using dogs in unique (sometimes it seems like tip-of-the-spear) ways to assist special-needs children and veterans achieve an independent and fulfilling quality of life. From first-hand experience with a family member's unique and positive experience a trained assistance animal can provide, convinces me that assistance dogs are an effective quality-of-life augmentation and can also be a collateral/alternative (sans side-effects) treatment option.
There are numerous organizations engaged in this and related service dog activities. I actively support Tender Loving Canine Assistance Dogs (TLCAD) and their mission statement (to transform lives with service dogs) because of their targeted client group(s) (kids & vets); training philosophy (positive reinforcement); collateral rehabilitative benefit (for California Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation, and USMC brig inmate dog trainers); plus the rewarding experience to work alongside a talented, dedicated, and caring hand-picked stellar staff.