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Taxonomy Code: LR-7950

Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of animals who have been taught to help individuals who have disabilities increase their mobility and independence and/or maximize their ability to communicate effectively.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
DOGS FOR THE DEAF, INC.Provides professionally trained hearings dogs for people who are deaf/hard of hearing. Dogs are placed nationwide and in Canada and are free of charge.DOGS FOR THE DEAF, INC.DOGS FOR THE DEAF, INC.
GUIDE DOG SERVICESTrains and provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired. Each person must complete a 25 day in-residence training program at the Foundation. Each graduate receives a dog, its equipment, a comprehensive training program and after-care services without charge.SuffolkGUIDE DOG SERVICESGUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTERProvides service dogs to be matched with adults, children ages 18+ or veterans with a disabilities other than blindness; skilled companion dogs for individuals 5 years+ with developmental or physical disabilities other than blindness; and facility dogs for professional therapists/health care workers to use in animal-assisted therapy programs within hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers or other such institutions. Serves Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island, Northeast Region from Main to Virginia and as far west as Ohio.SuffolkNORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTERCANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE
PUPPY WALKER PROGRAMRecruits and trains volunteer puppy walkers , who raise and socialize guide dog puppies. Volunteers raise puppies for one year, teaching puppies house manners, basic obedience, leash walking and exposing puppies to a variety of experiences and situations. Training manuals and free weekly obedience classes available.SuffolkPUPPY WALKER PROGRAMGUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC.

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