As a volunteer based organization, we look to our clients to remain involved with CFS in order to continue providing mobility assistance service dogs. While there is not a requirement to fundraise to receive a service dog, clients are asked to assist in any way they can to promote the mission and services of CFS such as speaking on behalf of the organization, representing the organization in their community and promoting fundraising events.
In order for service dog application to be accepted, you must meet all of the following basic criteria:
We strive to make the best possible match between the recipient and service dog. But our job does not end there. We establish a follow-up program for each new service team. Periodic check-ups via phone and home visits are required during the during of the dogs working life to ensure that the dog and recipient are adjusting to their new lives together.
A proper fit is crucial to the new team in creating the best relationship between the team. A strong relationship between the two will result in the partner achieving the greatest amount of independence. The experience must be positive for the recipient, as well as service dog, for the new team to work together and do so efficiently.