Affiliates and Partners

Guardian Angels is proud to have developed strong partnerships with other wonderful organizations that unleash the power to heal with all they do for those in need. Whether their focus is animals, or restoring lives – these amazing partners definitely go above & beyond.

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PNC Bank has become a phenomenal partner to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Sponsoring events and actively working on behalf of veterans everywhere. With banks in 34 markets, PNC Bank likely has a branch to serve you.

From the PNC Bank website: “As a Main Street Bank, we organize our business around our customers and communities, recognize the importance of developing talent and are committed to creating value for our shareholders.”

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Wanted to make a difference in the lives of Michigan Veterans. In 2016, they partnered with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, and created their 5 Years, 5 Dogs, 5 Lives Saved program; committing to sponsoring 5 individually trained medical service dogs to assist Michigan veterans struggling with disabilities such as: PTSD, TBI, Seizure Disorders or mobility issues.

Through their amazing efforts, 2 Service Dogs have already been paired with Michigan Veterans, and 3 more are currently in training.

CTU Patriot Scholarship

Colorado Technical University provides scholarships for active-duty members or honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Spouses and unmarried dependent children of U.S. Service Member with a service-connected disability; as well as caregivers/non-medical attendants of a service member with a service connected disability are all eligible to apply.

Recipients of the Patriot Scholarship Receive:

Full tuition to any CTU degree program, new laptop computer, all course books, in hard-copy or electronic format; dedicated student success coach and specially trained military education advisors; 24/7 technical support and tutoring; option to study online or at one of CTU’s campuses.

To begin your application, visit: www.coloradotech.edu/CTUPatriot

Eat N’Park has generously sponsored the training of Service Dog, Parker, and they’re sharing the amazing story here:

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is proud to be a Woman-Owned Business. Our Founder and CEO, Carol Borden is honored to be a  member of the Women in the Pet Industry Network Organization.

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Armstrong One Wire took up the goal to raise enough funds to pair six Service Dogs with deserving recipients. They did this through ads on their network, individual fundraising events and even coming all the way to Florida to gather images of our facility and our dogs!

Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans is an incredible partner in the Pittsburgh region, founded by Tony Accamando. Their fundraising efforts have changed the lives of many veterans in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. From their website: “At Life Changing Service Dogs For Veterans, we are driven by a single goal; provide medical service dogs to veterans who suffer from visible and invisible disabilities such as, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS).  We are an initiative in support of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.”

Guardian Angels is honored to be the focus of charitable giving for Mighty Petz.

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At Mighty Petz, we do everything to develop and nurture the bond between parents and their beloved furry friends. We believe there is something very special in pet-human relationship that everyone should experience as it truly and permanently enhances lives.

They are committed to support organizations sharing similar values.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. is one of such organizations that we have come across during our journey. Their purpose is a perfect example of how a strong pet-human relationship can not only enhance but also save lives of people being dependent on a medical dog for most of their day-to-day activities”

Neotrope has been an incredibly generous supporter of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Helping us share our story and news on a nationwide basis.

Yellow Ribbon

Guardian Angels is proud to be partnered with, and honored to be recipients of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Michigan golf event since 2015.

Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. will get a $20 donation!

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Guardian Angels is proud to be partnered with Veterans Support Foundation since 2015.

Established in 1991, Veterans Support Foundation was founded by and for veterans. We are committed to serving the unaddressed needs of today’s veterans and their families. VSF serves veterans of all services, conflicts, and eras.

To date, VSF has sponsored four future Service Dogs, currently in-training.

If you’d like to learn more about Veterans Support Foundation, click their logo to visit their website.

Petco FoundationGuardian Angels is very proud of our relationship with the Petco Foundation. Partnered with them since 2011, the Petco Foundation graciously supports our mission each year. Their generous support to our organization helps Guardian Angels continue to provide the premium dog food each of our dogs is fed, the exemplary veterinary care our dogs receive, and the funds they provide also assist us in having each dog spay/neutered. The Petco Foundation, as one of the nation’s largest funders of animal welfare causes, holds a responsibility and obligation to invest funds wisely in organizations that achieve their mission and vision. We partner with organizations to raise awareness of pet adoptions, animal welfare needs, community outreach events and project partnerships to help save the lives of homeless animals across the country.

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Known for their long history of working with rescue animals, Humane Society Naples was a natural partner, when we needed a location in Naples to assist our service dog recipients with training. Humane Society Naples stepped up to the plate, and offered the use of their facility, to allow our very special recipients a great space to continue working with their service dogs.

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Comfort Suites has partnered with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs to provide lodging for our new Recipients, as they come to our Headquarters to be paired with their new Super #ServiceDogs.  Comfort Suites does an incredible job of making all our new teams feel right at home.

They Say: “As always, great to see you and thanks for the tour, I am so impressed and touched every time I visit. We can’t thank you enough and we are so proud to be a partner of such a wonderful organization” -Jeff Buchko, Operations & Sales, HDG Hotels

Book now at Comfort Suites, a Dunnellon, FL hotel near Rainbow Springs State Park. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and more!

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs are lifetime members of the Academy of United States Veterans, and were awarded in 2018 with the VETTY Award for assisting Veterans in the Mental Health Category, and proudly finalists for the award in 2019 as well.

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A wonderful program for “training trainers”, Animal Behavior College has become an incredible working partner for Guardian Angels. We are an accredited training facility for their students training in Florida, and we are looking forward to many further opportunities to work together.

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Our newest partnership with LeaderDogs For The Blind is a great and natural pairing of two organizations who truly want the best for all dogs. Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Sometimes, they have dogs that are incredibly intelligent, but not quite right for seeing-eye work. To ensure every dog has the chance to live up to its fullest potential, Leader Dogs transfers some of those dogs to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, where they are given another chance to serve as Service Dogs with a different set of skills. Guardian Angels is proud to have been chosen as one of the partners to the very distinguished and historied Leader Dogs program, and look forward to a long partnership of training incredible dogs, for very special humans.

Additional Supportive Businesses & Organizations:

TCF Bank – Michigan: https://tcfbank.com

Print Sponsor: http://www.printingcenterusa.com/printing/booklet-printing

Bootleggers, Belles & Beaus: http://www.interkrewe.com/index.cfmgo=Member_Krewe_Detail&K=M1Q5MMWUK

Gables Residential Communities: http://gables.com

North Florida Rod & Customs: No website

Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors: http://www.gpbr.com

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Florida 20-8: https://www.combatvet.org

The Travelers Companies: https://www.travelers.com