Nearly 55 million Americans are living with disabilities and could benefit from the assistance of a service dog, but the wait time for a trained dog can be as long as five years. Summit Assistance Dogs provides trained mobility, hearing, and professional-therapy dogs to people with disabilities, with the goal of helping them live with greater independence.
Through its Monroe Service Dog Partnership, Summit Assistance Dogs recruits inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex to help increase its capacity to train service dogs. After being taught extensively in the art of animal training, carefully screened and supervised inmates work in pairs during two months of dog training, during which they help to groom, exercise, and train dogs from shelters, all the while evaluating the animals’ progress and temperament. In turn, the participating inmates get an opportunity to serve the community, take on new responsibilities, and earn incentives for good behavior. Summit Assistance Dogs funds training staff and prison administration time, as well as training equipment and treats for the dogs.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Summit Assistance Dogs sustain the Monroe Service Dog Partnership. If G-Team members raise $500, then Summit Assistance Dogs can sponsor staff trainers to complete a two-month training cycle with inmates at Monroe Correctional Complex (cycles are 25 hours). Each additional $500 raised will fund another two-month training cycle.
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