Training a medical service dog is a large undertaking. From feeding, veterinary care, and up to two years of training, there are tons of ways you can get involved! Whether it’s through financial support, fundraising, volunteering or fostering – you can help Guardian Angels save and change lives through these amazing dogs. See below for details on the many ways you can help unleash the power to heal today!
There are so many great ways to raise funds Whether through a Facebook fundraiser, a local event like our signature “Bark-A-Que” event, or even through your corporate donation-match program at work. Please see our fundraising page here for creative ideas on fundraising for Guardian Angels. We’ll be happy to assist you in your efforts, just give us a call.
Bring your talent! Whether you love calling for donations, hugging puppies, hosting fundraisers, or are an expert event planner, the contributions of our volunteers is invaluable. We welcome volunteers from around the country, around the state, or at our headquarters in Williston, Florida facility. So, fill out this form, tell us what you love, and how you’d like to help, and we’ll get you started.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc is a godsend! I am a disabled combat veteran whom has been dealing with disabilities that have overtaken my life and I could not see my health getting any better. When I contacted a representative with GAMSD I could immediately sense the passion and care that she had for helping people like me. From the application process to receiving the dog I was thoroughly informed of every step of the way. They also went out of their way to make me feel more comfortable about traveling to Florida which was out of my comfort zone.
When I arrived there, I was greeted by Carol and she made me and my family feel warmly welcomed, which was a huge relief for me. Their facility is so peaceful and calming it actually felt like home, making it really easy to focus on my training with the dog. The time I spent there was amazing and everyone I met was so nice, courteous, and knowledgeable. I couldn’t thank Guardian Angels enough for what they have done for me and my family, I’ve been paired with Trooper, my service dog, for about a month and things are going so well and getting better everyday. I owe them so much; they truly are a real life saver. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
One of the most important roles at Guardian Angels is that of our Foster Training Families. These amazing families allow Guardian Angels to train more dogs for those in need, by enlisting volunteers to foster and train these amazing dogs and help prepare them for their recipients. If you want to be a part of a life-saving program, and have the time to work with, train and attend weekly classes with a foster service dog in-training, this program is for you.
By becoming a Quarantine Foster Family, and welcoming one of these amazing rescue dogs into your home for approximately three weeks, you will be playing a vital role in saving the life of a dog who would otherwise have been euthanized but will eventually go on to save the life of their recipient! What an amazing gift to give!
GAMSD has allowed me to find a bit of my life that has been missing for many years. From the very first communication with them I felt like I was finding a new family and with the freedom to say, ‘I need help”. They immediately set to work finding the areas in which a service dog could help me. His name is Rebel. My constant companion who has saved me from myself, so to speak. At GAMSD, the constant access to them via phone, email is so important. As Carol told me, ” If there is a problem, we don’t give up. We just fix it.” I can never say enough good things about this selfless organization and the people who give so much of themselves to help others.
Learn more about how service dog Foxy helped Craig regain his life and manage his symptoms of PTS.
Please join us in honoring the memory of USAF MSGT, Brian C. Riley. Brian passed from this life on December 17, 2019. Brian served 18 years in the United States Air Force and was an active duty Master Sargent.
Learn more about Ben and Bolt and how you can help continue these after-pairing programs continue for recipients like Ben.
Donate to the Life-Changing Service Dogs for Veterans campaign to help bring a Medical Service Dog Training Facility to Pittsburgh!
Support the training of Barker, the service dog named in memory of Judy Barker, a longtime member of the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors. Your generous donation will be made in memory of Judy Barker and will help her memory live on through Barker’s service.