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When people think of medical service dogs, they usually think of guide dogs for the blind, or perhaps they think of a therapy dog (please note that a therapy dog is not the same as a service dog). While a guide dog is a service dog, there are many other amazing jobs that these incredible canines can be trained to do.
We feel it is important to educate the public on the laws concerning service dogs as they are not as accustomed to seeing working service dogs, other than guide dogs.
These very special dogs help to give people back their self-confidence and independence. We are so often told how vulnerable a disabled person feels in a crowd or maneuvering in a large public area such as an airport. With their loyal and highly trained service dog at their side, recipients often report the ease of once-again facing public spaces.Apply Now Donate
Our dogs are trained to do various jobs as medical service dogs such as:
Our dogs are specially trained to sense an impending medical emergency before it happens, and alert their recipient to danger.
With their superior olfactory senses, our specially trained dogs can detect changes in blood sugar levels and alert their recipient before it becomes an emergency.
Our Service dogs, using their superior olfactory sense, can detect seizures in advance of an occurrence.
Service dogs can offer support to their handlers while transferring from wheelchair to bed, assist them in rising to a standing position, and aid their balance while walking or standing
Our mobility service dogs can be trained to retrieve items that have been dropped out of reach of their recipients.
A service dog can assist their recipient with basic household tasks like opening the refrigerator.
Service dogs can be of assistance to persons with a myriad of disabilities, including Autism, hearing loss and much more.
Listen to the story of how Army Capt. John Kelly was paired with his service dog Ranger in August 2016. This pairing changed John’s life in a major, positive way and we hope his experience, and the experience of our other recipients, demonstrates the impact these service dogs have on the lives of veterans and others in need.Learn More
Craig, a combat veteran, has had his life transformed by his service dog Foxy. Learn how this Guardian Angel’s pairing kept Craig from giving up and helped him take his life back.Learn More
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. has paired more than 300 deserving recipients since our beginning in 2010. At Guardian Angels, our recipients become much more -they become friends and extended family. We are thrilled to be able to share some of our recipient stories with you here.
Through the hard work of our organization and your generous donations of time and money, we have been able to accomplish amazing things. Learn more about the impact our service dogs have had on the lives of veterans and others in need.