Service Dog Training Programs: Midwest

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All Purpose Canines
Address: P.O. Box 214; Aberdeen, SD 57402-0214
Phone: (605) 225-1131
Fax: (605) 225-1131
Website: www.allpurposecanines.com
Types of Animals Trained: Hearing, Mobility, Psychiatric
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Train handler, Take donations, Test and Provide ID, Children (6 yrs., based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally and internationally.

Assistance Dogs For Living
Address: 5604 Kerth Rd.; St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: (314) 892-0574
Fax: (314) 892-0574
Website: www.marilynpona.com
Types of Animals Trained: Guide, Hearing, Mobility, Seizure, Psychiatric, Other
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Train handler, Test and Provide ID, Apprenticeship, Children.
Comments: Provide services nationally and internationally. Also train dogs for Diabetes alert.

Assistance Dogs of America, Inc.
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 8806 State Rout 64; Swanton OH 43558
Phone: (419) 825-3622
Fax: (419) 825-3710
Website: www.adai.org
Dogs Trained: Service, Therapy
Area Served: 250 mile radius of Northwest OH

Capable Canines of Wisconsin
Address: P.O. Box 34; Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 781-4419
Website: www.capablecanineswi.com/
Types of Animals Trained: Mobility
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Take donations, Test and Provide ID, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally.

CARES, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 314; Concordia, KS 66901-0314
Phone: (785) 243-1077 or (800) 498-1077
Fax: (785) 243-1079
Types of Animals Trained: Hearing, Mobility. Seizure, Psychiatric
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Train handler, Take donations, Test and Provide ID, Apprenticeship, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally, Canada, and Mexico.

C.H.A.M.P Assistance Dogs, Inc
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 4910 Parker Rd.; Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: (314) 653-9466
Fax: (314) 653-1718
Website: www.champdogs.org
Dogs Trained: Service, Therapy
Area Served: St. Louis and surrounding areas

Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: P.O. Box 513; Jud, ND 58454-0513
Phone: (701) 685-2242
Fax: (701) 685-2290
Website: www.greatplainsdogs.com
Types of Animals Trained: Hearing, Mobility, Seizure, Psychiatric
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Train handler, Take donations, Test and Provide ID, Apprenticeship, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: Services available are individualized. Provide services nationally and in Canada. Cross-training.

Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota
Address: 2537 25th Ave. South; Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 729-5986
Fax: (612) 729-5914
Services Provided: Special skills (hearing and service combined), Diabitic assist, Facility based service dog.

Heaven Scent Paws, Inc.
Address: 108 Highway PP; St. Elizabeth, MO 65075
Phone: (573) 493-2627
Fax: (573) 493-2627
Website: www.heavenscentpaws.com
Types of Animals Trained: Seizure, Diabetes/Hypoglycemia
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Take donations, Test and provide ID, Apprenticeship, Help select, Children (Based on maturity of the child).
Comments: Train dogs. Train nationally and internationally (Canada, Australia, Great Britain).

Helping Paws, Inc.
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 630 12th Ave. South; Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: (952) 988-9359
Fax: (952) 988-9296
Website: www.helpingpaws.org
Dogs Trained: Service
Area Served: MN and Northeast WI

KSDS, Inc. (no longer listed as Kansas Specialty Dog Service)
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 124 West 7th Street; Washington, KS 66968
Phone: (785) 325-2256
Fax: (785) 325-2258
Website: www.ksds.org
Dogs Trained: Service, Guide
Area Served: U.S.

Leader Dogs For The Blind
Address: 1039 S. Rochester Rd.; Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 651-9011
TDD: (248) 651-3713
Fax: (248) 651-5812
Website: www.Leaderdog.org
Types of Animals Trained: Guide
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Take donations.
Comments: Provide services nationally and internationally.

Midwest Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1891; South Bend, IN 46634
Phone: (574) 272-7677
TDD: (574) 287-7677
Website: www.midwestassistancedogs.org
Types of Animals Trained: Hearing, Mobility, Seizure, Psychiatric, Other
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Own animal, Test and Provide ID, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally. Also train therapy dogs for therapeutic intervention and companion dogs for individuals interested in the companionship of a pre-trained dog.

Paws-Up, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1008; Derby, KS 67037
Phone: (316) 789-9196
Website: www.paws-up.net
Types of Animals Trained: Hearing, Mobility, Seizure, Other
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Train handler, Take donations, Apprenticeship, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally.

Paws With A Cause (National Headquarters)
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 4646 South Division; Wayland, MI 49348
Phone: (616) 877-7297; 800-253-7297 TDD; (616) 877-7297
Fax: (616) 877-0248
Website: www.pawswithacause.org
Dogs Trained: Service, Hearing, Seizure, Social
Area Served: U.S.

Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Address: 625 W. Town St.; Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-6367
Fax: (614) 221-1577
Website: www.PilotDogs.org
Types of Animals Trained: Guide
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Take donations, Children (15 yrs., based on maturity of child).
Comments: Provide services nationally and in Argentina, Canada, Israel, and Russia.

Sterling Service Dogs
Assistance Dogs International-Full Member
Address: 3715 E. Fifteen Mile Rd; Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone: (586) 977-9716
Fax: (586) 977-0079
Website: sterlingservicedogs.org
Dogs Trained: Service, Social
Area Served: U.S.A.

Support Dogs, Inc.
Address: 11645 Lilburn Park Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (314) 997-2325
Fax: (314) 997-7202
Website: www.supportdogs.org
Types of Animals Trained: Mobility
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Train handler, Take donations, Apprenticeship, Children (based on maturity of child).
Comments: We train and place service dogs with adults and children who have physical disabilities at no charge. We also train and certify therapy dog teams (people and their own dogs) to visit hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers. We give the AKC CGC test as part of our 12 week course.

Wildflower Assistance Dogs
Address: P.O. Box 2; Alton, MO 65606
Phone: (214) 502-4393
Disabilities Animals Are Trained For: Mobility, Psychiatric, Hearing, Medical Alert, Seizure Response
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Train handler, Take donations of dogs, Children (based on the maturity of the child), Apprenticeship
Comments: Place dogs throughout US; not a 501(c)3 yet. Internships for 18 years and older.

Working Class Dogs, Inc.
Address: 828 North River Road; McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 653-3647
Website: www.workingclassdogs.com/
Types of Animals Trained: Guide, Hearing, Mobility, Psychiatric, Other
Services Provided: Multiple disabilities, Train handler, Take donations, Test and Provide ID, Children.
Comments: Provide services nationally. Also train facility dogs: physical, occupational, recreational, emotional therapy facility & social service agencies.

Please Note: Working Like Dogs (WLD) does not endorse, approve or recommend these sources, and omissions do not in any way indicate bias on the part of WLD. This list is supplied solely as a resource for the reader to investigate and is not intended to be exhaustive nor all-inclusive. Agencies, organizations and suppliers change and form on a continual basis. Please use this list as a starting place for your own research.