We appreciate all the support for our "Anything is Pawsable" program. Your donation will go such a long way in making dreams comes true! Each donation is used towards feeding, vetting, equipping, and training our assistance dogs. We have seen the many wonderful things dogs can do to provide love, assistance, and comfort to their people. We want to make that amazing option accessible to more people and brighten lives with the priceless gift of a best friend who is always there to lend a helping paw. K9to5 Doggy Daycare is so grateful for your contribution in making this "pawsable"
Dogs have carried the title as man’s best friend for a long time. They are lovable, loyal, and can provide the gift of independence to their handler. Aside from providing companionship, love, and a fur ever friend, dogs can provide assistance in many forms through therapy and service work. Assistance dogs can aid in daily tasks and help to relieve stress and anxiety. These trained canines help to boost self-esteem and bring comfort to their owner.
"Anything is Pawsable" will train dogs starting as puppies to assist individuals with disabilities, while helping to improve the handler’s quality of life. Below is a list of a few common reasons why assistance dogs are needed:
So far, we have raised, trained, and placed six puppies into loving homes where they are providing assistance in different forms. Each of these puppies were generously donated to us and we so much appreciate the breeders who brought us these amazing gifts. All four of these puppies were then donated to their new families at no cost to them. We do accept donations in the form of puppies at times, as long as they have appropriate temperaments or breed characteristics for the work they will be doing. We are beginning to breed and raise our own puppies at K9to5 in our "Pawsatively Perfect Poodles and Doodles" Program. All three of our current dogs for this program have fantastic temperaments for service work, which will help guarantee success from their puppies in the future.
Service dogs can be incredibly expensive because they can take months, or even years of extensive training. They not only have to master their commands, but be well socialized with other dogs and people. We work towards getting our future service puppies to pass their Canine Good Citizens Test, which is the gold standard for good behavior in dogs. We are CGC evaluators here at K9to5 and take studying and perfecting animal behavior very seriously. Our staff has years of experience working with and training dogs of all breeds and personalities.
Basic manners are the first thing we start training each of our dogs, we also expose them to loud noises, different people, and so many dogs to ensure proper socialization. Afterwards, the training for each individual service dog to be is catered to what the family is looking for. Different tasks that service dogs can be trained to do are things such as:
Janet Keenan: "We are so overwhelmed by the generosity of this gift! Tucker will be Abby’s best friend and will be loved every day of his life."
If you would benefit from the services an assistance dog can provide, fill out our application below. You can submit your completed application via email, US mail, or drop it off at our facility. Once we have received, reviewed, and accepted your application, we will contact you for an interview and home visit to ensure you can provide a loving and safe environment for a service or therapy dog. If we have no puppies available at that time, we will start searching for the perfect puppy for you! If you have any questions regarding the program or the process, please feel free to email us, give us a call, or stop in Monday - Friday to speak to one of our trainers.
Samoa is a female bernedoodle that was donated to us by Melissa Winner of Bellefontaine, Ohio at 12 weeks old on July 19th. Melissa still has heathy, happy, adorable bernedoodle (standard and mini) puppies available for purchase. Contact us for more information on these puppies. We are currently accepting applications for Samoa to be trained as a service dog. Once we have selected a family, she will be trained to their specific needs. All of our "Anything is Pawsable" puppies start their training the day they come to us. Potty training, crate training, and general manners to work towards their CGC are the first things we start with.
This precious mini bernedoodle was discounted to us by Southern Sweet Paws of New Philadelphia, Ohio to assist us in making a dream come true! Once she is fully trained, she will be donated to Lexi Rammel of St. Marys, Ohio. Lexi is a 15 year old girl with Ewing Sarcoma Cancer. Presley will be helping Lexi cope with ongoing chemo treatments and recovery. We will be teaching Presley not only how to be the best furriend to Lexi, but also how to seek a parent when necessary, and bring comfort and motivation to her handler when she needs a pick me up!
Tucker was placed with the Keenan family of Cleves, Ohio. Abby, 24 year old daughter of Janet and John Keenan, has autism and finds great joy and comfort in her new best friend. Abby loves to take him on walks, go to the dog park, and stick her feet in the pool as Tucker splashes around. Tuckers' addition to the Keenan family eases some of Abby's stress, teaches her life skills, expands her communication skills, and assists in improving and increasing her social interactions. Tucker was trained by Lexi and donated in July of 2020.