Community Partners

Types of Teams


 

 


 

Service Dog Teams

Service Dogs are professionally trained companions that assist their partners in public and at home. They are generally placed with children and young adults between the ages of 12 and 25 who can benefit from help with physical tasks such as retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, providing stability when transferring in and out of wheelchairs, beds, and bathtubs, and seeking help during emergencies, and more.

 


Assisted Service Dog Teams

Assisted Service Dogs are professionally trained companions that assist their partners in public and at home. They are placed as part of a three-way team consisting of the dog, the child, and a parent (or guardian) who has completed Canine Angels’ Team Training course. These dogs are matched with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 who are unable to handle their dog alone. Candidates for Assisted Service Dogs are those who can benefit from help with physical tasks such as retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, providing stability when transferring in and out of wheelchairs, beds, and bathtubs, as well as those having developmental disabilities who can benefit from the emotional and social support their partner can contribute.

 


Social Dog Teams

Social Dogs are generally matched with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 who can benefit from having a helper at home. Some Social Dogs work in public.  Social Dogs can help with some physical tasks such as retrieving dropped items and seeking help during emergencies, and also help with emotional support and companionship for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

 


Assisted Social Dog Teams

Assisted Social Dogs are typically matched with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 who can benefit from help with stability, retrieving items, seeking help during emergencies, and also emotional support and companionship. These dogs are placed as a three-way team consisting of the dog, the child/young adult, and a parent or guardian who has completed Canine Angels' Team Training course, and work both in the home and in public.


Facility Dog Teams

Facility Dogs are placed with teachers and health care/rehabilitation professionals whose clients/students can benefit from the therapeutic qualities that a well-trained dog can offer. These dogs can provide emotional and unconditional support and can be used by their handlers to motivate and reward clients/students. Facility Dogs live with their handlers and are only allowed public access to the specific facility at which their handler is employed. 

 


Canine Angel Pals

Canine Angel Pals are obedience trained dogs that are generally placed in homes that have a family member who can benefit from the emotional and unconditional support of a canine best friend. Pals do not work in public. They can help by offering constant companionship, sleeping in their partner’s room at night, encouraging play and exercise, and helping their partner become more responsible and independent.