At CFS, our dogs change lives. We offer specialized programs that cater to the physical needs of people with disabilities.
Canines for Service DOES NOT work in the following areas: Visually or hearing impaired or non-verbal individuals; Mental Health, Seizure Disorders; Autism; Train or Certify a persons pet; Diabetic detection or serve children under the age of ten years.
Canines for Service and Canines for Veterans does not train a persons own dog or certify a dog trained by an individual, trainer or another organization. Our organization selects, trains, certifies only dogs we have trained within our organization.
Service Dog Programs Foster Training
– volunteers raise a service dog in their home for 24 months while undergoing a service dog program.
Canines for Service - providing people with physical disabilities specially trained service dogs.
Canines For Veterans
–a national program that teaches military prisoners to train service dogs for wounded veterans.
The ADA defines a service dog as one individually trained to
do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability
There are many organizations that train service dogs, but
the standards are not the same.
When evaluating an organization consider the following:
How long has the organization or
person been training service dogs?
How old are the dogs when provided
to a client?
How have the dogs temperaments and
health been evaluated?
Are the dogs hips assessed by
Can the dog handle the public
settings or is it timid or fearful?
Is a contract provided with defined deliverables?
When training is done with a client
is it provided in a group or individually?
Is follow-up training provided?
Who owns the dog after it is placed with a client?
Is there liability insurance coverage?
Working dogs are highly skilled with many hours of training
to help a person as a guide, hearing or service dog
While a Service Dog can benefit many people with
disabilities, not everyone can use a Service Dog.
Each individual’s disability must be evaluated as to whether
a Service Dog is appropriate for the individual.
910-362-8181 or toll free:866-910-3647 Canines for Service, PO Box 12643, Wilmington, NC 28405 Content copyright 2010 - 2013. Canines for Service. All rights reserved.
Carolina Canines® Canines for Service® Canines for Veterans®Canines for Therapy® Canines for Literacy Registered Trademarks Reg. No. 4,125,1451; 4,125,226; 4,125,261
Registered 501c3 tax exempt organization. 56-2118747 registered as Canines for Service Inc.
SL002141 - Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the NC Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.