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Disability Service Dogs To Help You Live Life More Independently
These loving dogs can help you with many daily tasks, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Opening and Closing Doors
- Turning Lights On and Off
- Picking Things Up From the Floor
- Getting Items From the Fridge
Who May Benefit
Along with helping to perform basic tasks, these remarkable dogs become affectionate and loving friends. Our service dog team trains our dogs to help individuals with autism and a variety of mobility disorders. These can include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal cord injuries
Make A Difference
Gifts of any size make a positive difference to individuals with disabilities in our community.
Getting Started with a Service Dog
Please note, we do not train or place Emotional Support Animals.
Due to the popularity of service dogs, we have a waiting list that can be as long as three years. This may not hold true in all cases, though, as we match the skills of our dogs with the needs of our clients. Our clients participate in one-on-one and group training sessions at our facility in Lancaster.
NOTE: Due to the specialized nature and high demand for providing dogs that help with balance and counterbalance, we are not currently accepting applications for these type of dogs at this time. CLICK HERE to learn more about mobility dogs and what our dogs can do for you.
We encourage anyone thinking about getting a mobility assistance dog or a service dog for autism to start the process by completing an application today.
Did you know…
You may be able to include the costs of buying, training, and maintaining a service dog as a medical expense when filing your income taxes.
In general, this may include costs, such as food, grooming, and veterinary care incurred in maintaining the health and vitality of the service dog so that it may perform its duties.
Consult your tax advisor to see if you qualify for this deduction.
UDS SERVICE DOGS ARE ACCREDITED BY ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (ADI)
ADI is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry. Their objectives are to establish and promote standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership, facilitate communication and learning among member programs, and educate the public to the benefits of Assistance Dogs and ADI membership. Assistance Dogs organizations that pass ADI’s accreditation process become ADI Accredited Member program, and are assessed every five years to ensure they meet the highest standards in the industry.