Helping People with Permanent Disabilities
Even the most simple of tasks—such as opening a door, picking up a dropped pen, getting the remote control, turning on a light, or retrieving the phone during an emergency—can be a monumental undertaking for someone with permanent disabilities. Freedom Service Dogs transforms shelter and rescue dogs into life-changing, custom-trained assistance dogs for people in need. These dogs are professionally trained and given free of charge to veterans and active duty military, children, and adults with disabilities. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Come from shelters and rescue groups
- Open doors, pick up items, pull wheelchairs, go for help, turn on lights, and know more than 50 other commands
- Increase independence and enhance social interaction
- Assist in programs for humane education, disabilities awareness, character development for at-risk youth, and rehabilitation therapy
- Is a nonprofit funded by charitable giving
- Does not charge clients for the services they provide
- Provides lifetime support for each service dog
How You Can Help!
At any given time, more than 90 veterans and other individuals with disabilities are waiting for a Freedom Service Dog that has been custom trained to meet their unique needs—a process that takes six to nine months and costs approximately $30,000. Your donation will help Freedom Service Dogs recruit and train more successful service dog candidates and provide them to individuals with disabilities at no cost.
Colorado Living is dedicated to helping our community and nation. Please join us in supporting Freedom Service Dogs and the amazing work they do!
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