Service Dog

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Our Philosophy

The Guardian Angels philosophy is built around being positive. We use positive reinforcement training techniques exclusively while training our dogs. We positively commit ourselves to our recipients and train each dog to the exacting needs of each recipient. If we match a dog with a recipient, and for whatever reason the match isn’t right – we will fix it. Our only goal is to ensure that our recipients are thriving with their service dogs.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. was established for the charitable purpose of:

Service & Assistance

Rescuing, raising, and training the highest caliber medical service/assistance dogs.

Highly Trained Service Dogs

Pairing highly trained dogs with individuals afflicted by disabilities, including a focus on veterans with combat wounds.

Quality of Life

Building/restoring independence and improving quality of life, for both the recipient and the dog, while minimizing reliance on government, communities, caregivers, and families.

Training Practices

Advancing successful service dog training practices by promoting appropriate trainer education and contributing to related research studies.

Awareness & Education

Pursuing increased public awareness and education regarding current disability laws and contributing to new/enhanced laws regarding service dogs.

About Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 based in Williston, Florida. Started in 2010 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden. With her dedicated Board of Directors, employees, Ambassadors, Advisory Council and volunteers; together, we are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs.

Positive Reinforcement Training

Guardian Angels utilizes a positive-reinforcement training method and has a team of staff and volunteers that work incredibly hard to ensure that each applicant is carefully considered, each recipient has the tools they need to be successful with their service dog, and each dog is the most appropriate dog for their recipient.

Assistance for Several Disabilities

No matter the disability, Guardian Angels strives to assist as many people as we can through the healing power of service dogs. We train medical service dogs to mitigate the challenges associated with several permanent disabilities, including PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), Traumatic Brain Injury, seizure and diabetic disorders, mobility issues and more.

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Paired Hundreds of Service Dogs

Guardian Angels is proud to have paired hundreds of individually trained medical service dogs with deserving recipients across the nation since our beginning in 2010. At Guardian Angels, no recipient is ever charged for their service dog.

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