WOW! Thanks DogWise Books for the wonderful and immensely generous donations of books and DVDs for our prison training program. The inmates have never received such an amazing donation and they will be thrilled!
The number of service dogs is on the rise with an estimated 4,000 fulfilling different service roles. Psychiatric service dogs (PSDs) help people with emotional and mental disabilities. They are valuable in helping various mental conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, bipolar disorder, and mental issues such as anxiety or stress. Specifically trained to assist in the daily life of a person with mental challenges, these wonderful animals lift moods, sense
Tune in and listen to an episode of South Florida Dog Talk with Jane
The podcast Ask Your Dog Guru can be accessed at https://dogguru.podbean.com along with information about how to attend or listen later.
Host and producer Victoria presents this podcast for dog lovers and owners to get advice and get their questions answered.
They are a positive reinforcement broadcast that focuses on how to connect with dogs of all ages in a kind and harm free manner.
They will be airing the episode on several platforms including: iTunes, Podbean, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Youtube, Podcast addict, podcasts (which is an app that will auto upload the episode), Spreaker, Soundpage.
We’ve partnered with our friends at Crowdrise and the Newman’s Own Foundation to take part in the 2017 $500,000 Holiday Challenge to help provide more Psychiatric Service Dogs for those in need.
Beyond basic obedience training, each dog we work with must be specially trained for the specific needs of the client. It can take up to $20,000 and 2 years of specialized training to achieve this.
While we’re proud to have a big impact, the fact is we are still a small organization, and our mission depends on the support of our readers and community to continue being successful.
But our small size and lack of bureaucracy also allows us to have a minimal amount of overhead, and put the maximum amount of every dollar into helping people struggling with mental illness.
Regardless of how much you’re able to give, you now have the chance to multiply that gift at no additional cost to you!
The Challenge launches on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 12pm ET and runs through Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET.
The organization that raises the most online during the Challenge wins $150,000
2nd Place wins $50,000
3rd Place wins $30,000
4th Place wins $25,000
5th Place wins $15,000
6th Place wins $10,000
7th Place wins $7,500
8th Place wins $5,500
9th Place wins $4,500
10th Place wins $2,500
1st Place wins $50,000.
2nd Place wins $25,000
3rd Place wins $10,000
Think about how much of an impact you can have by helping us reach one of these milestones. Never think your contribution doesn’t make a difference. Client success stories like Mindy’s are living proof of what supporters like you have made happen.
So mark your calendars— the Challenge begins November 21st! Give someone living with mental illness the chance for a normal life.—
Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBT
Founder, Healing Companions, Inc.