Unleash the Power to Make a Difference!
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization based in Williston, Florida. Our Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden, together with her Board of Directors, employees, and team of selfless volunteers together are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs, exclusively utilizing positive-reinforcement training. The Guardian Angels team works exceptionally 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 matched to the right recipient. No matter the disability, Guardian Angels strives to assist as many people as we can through the healing power of service dogs. Once paired with one of our service dogs, recipients report reductions or eliminations of prescription medication under their doctor’s care, as well as an increase in activity, family interaction and improved sleep. It is recommended that if recipients are under a doctor’s care, that they continue the recommended therapies.
We’re also making an impact in law. Guardian Angels was honored to work with State Representative Jimmie T. Smith as an industry consultant on Florida’s service dog bill, signed into law in 2015; and privileged to have consulted with representatives in the Michigan legislature, as they began crafting a service dog bill in the state of Michigan. Guardian Angels proudly had our staff and delegates serve as a consultant for the Tampa International Airport Renovation Committee, ensuring that those with service dogs will have an easier time navigating through the busy Tampa International Airport.
In existence since 2010, Guardian Angels has successfully paired more than 300 dogs with deserving recipients, and are continuing to grow every year.
At Guardian Angels, no recipient is ever charged for their service dog.
Join us in continuing to save and change lives through the healing power a service dog can provide.
What Our Recipients’ Say:
“From day one, Hoover has been my best friend. He gives me unconditional love”. – Katelyn
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!
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.