Grantee - Brigadoon Youth and Service Dog Programs


Brigadoon Youth and Service Dog Programs
Bellingham, WA


This service dog training program runs a partnership with a local high school serving at-risk teens and other students with special needs. The Paws Across Campus Program engages the youth of the community to help train dogs to perform tasks for children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The dogs go on to provide service for people with a range of disabilities. Assistance dogs include service, hearing, balance, seizure, social and therapy dogs. The semester-long program is bolstered by a reading curriculum, career guidance for dog-related job opportunities, fundraising activities and therapy visits with dogs in training.