Foster Trainer, Chuck with one of his future Service Dog Fosters

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Foster Family Program Expands into Pittsburgh

Williston, FLA: Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Williston, Florida announces the expansion of its Foster Family Training Program into Pittsburgh and surrounding areas as part of a larger expansion into Pennsylvania.

In 2019, Guardian Angels purchased a large tract of land along the Montour Trail just outside of Pittsburgh, with plans to build a state-of-the-art service dog training facility and college accredited apprenticeship school. As ground-breaking nears, the time is right to bring our foster family training program to the greater Pittsburgh area, with other programs soon to follow.

Our Foster Family program is unique as you don’t have to worry about the demanding level of attention required by a new puppy. Instead, you will typically foster a young dog that has already had a great deal of training or a rescue dog, both of whom will need your help with learning good house manners and public access exposure. You will foster for only a few weeks, during which time you will attend class once a week.

Our regional growth includes a partnership with SCI Mercer and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to teach new skills to incarcerated veteran at Mercer, thanks in large part to the efforts of Senator Michele Brooks. This program, like our foster program, will help us train more dogs simultaneously to meet demand, while still delivering the highest quality dog training available nationwide.

If you’d like to learn more about our campus plans, please visit our campus-building page at:

If you are interested in learning about our Family Foster Program, and having a future Service Dog stay and train with you for several weeks, please visit:

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 headquartered in Florida that rescues, raises, trains and then donates individually trained medical service dogs to veterans, first-responders and others who suffer from disabilities including PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, seizure and diabetic disorders, mobility issues and much more.  Over the past 10 years, Guardian Angels has paired nearly 350 individually trained medical service dogs with recipients in 24 states and trained the #1 Service Dog in the US and the top American Dog Hero. With your help, that number can continue to grow. Visit our website at: to get involved or learn more.

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