Our team visits local middle schools to incorporate dogs into lessons on leadership and communication. It has been a joy to see students gain confidence and self-expression through their connections with our dogs. Watch this video to see a lesson in action.
Chris Miller, Terrain D.O.G. leader and owner of 1611 Sport Dogs, shares his dogs and training with church groups, schools and 4-H clubs throughout the community to grow leadership and communication skills. Learn more about 1161 Sport Dogs at 1611sportdogs.com.
Champs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation that offers dog training programs to aspiring handlers with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about how this organization is making a difference at champsfoundation.org.
“The Hero Dogs” is an initiative created by Zac and Monica Callahan, whose therapy Dalmatians are serving their community through fire safety education and stress relief for first responders. Whether they are teaching children in the classroom or working with their fellow officers and firefighters, “Hero Dogs” Orio and Quint are happy to help out.
Marley’s Mutts® Dog Rescue is committed to making a paw-sitive and lasting impact on communities by using the power of the human/animal bond. Marley’s not only rescues animals, but also works on their physical and psychological rehabilitation to create second chances. Rescued Dogs Rescuing People® is the philosophy guiding all work at Marley’s. Marley’s Mutts is also one of the few rescues in the United States that has two community service programs; Pawsitive Change® Prison Program and Miracle Mutts® Therapy Dog Program.
Next Gen impacts surrounding communities through tutoring school age students and giving kids the chance to create meaningful connections with dogs. They spend their time helping kids complete homework, while offering guidance to students as they navigate life. Next Gen has partnered with 1611 Sport Dogs and Project P.A.W. to give students the opportunity to interact with and train dogs, as well as participate in recreational activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. Through this, they hope to help their students build a love for nature and develop their leadership skills.