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 four 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."
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.
Wallen was placed with the Gratsy family of the Dayton area. He is incredibly happy with his new home with Andrew, Kara, and their adorable kids! Wallen will provide this family with emotional support to aid areas of stress and PTSD in their foster children, as well as using his alerting skill to provide necessary assistance. We all feel that Wallen will continue to be an amazing, loving, and helpful addition to their family. He was trained by Kylee and donated in June of 2020, and passed his CGC test in July of 2020.
Theo found his forever home with the Storer family of St. Marys, Ohio. His handler, Jess, will complete his CGC and therapy training. Theo is beginning to work in local nursing homes and hospitals, visiting those who would benefit from the love and comfort that therapy dogs provide. Theodore will be representing the "Anything is Pawsable" program during these visits. He will continue to come to K9to5 Doggy Daycare to play with his friends on a regular basis. He was trained by Jess and donated in June of 2020.
Frankie found his forever home with the Dicke family of Mendon, Ohio. Zachary Dicke is the second oldest of four children. He is an 18 year old senior in high school with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Zach has been chair bound since the age of 11.5. Frankie gives Zach a best friend at home and will provide emotional support during doctors visits. He will also help alert the family when Zach needs help. Frankie was trained by Mackenzie and donated in July of 2020.