Are you familiar with the power of dogs and their unrelenting loyalty and companionship? Have you ever heard of service dogs, trained to assist those in need? Meet the Little Angels Service Dogs, an organization dedicated to changing lives one woof at a time. These furry angels are nothing short of miraculous as they transform the lives of people with disabilities. In this blog post, we’ll dive into how these amazing animals have become integral parts of their owners’ lives and helped them overcome various challenges. So buckle up, get ready for some heartwarming stories, and let’s explore just how much impact these little angels can make!
What is a Little Angels Service Dog?
A Little Angels Service Dog is a specially trained dog that helps people with disabilities live more independently. These animals are often used in conjunction with other service animals, such as autism service dogs, chronic pain service dogs, and seizure alert service dogs.
The Little Angels Foundation was founded in 1994 by Terri McCallister and her four daughters. The foundation provides assistance to families who have children with disabilities and offers training programs for specially-trained service dogs. Training programs for Little Angels Service Dogs must be approved by the foundation and include intensive training in obedience, mobility assistance, socialization, and sensory processing skills.
Service dogs are often used in conjunction with other support animals, such as guide dogs or seizure alert dogs. These animals provide individuals with chronic physical or mental disabilities with extra support so they can live more independently.
How Do Service Dogs Help People with Disabilities?
People with disabilities can use service dogs to help them live more independently. These animals are specifically trained to do tasks that may be difficult, such as retrieving objects or providing assistance during toileting. Service dogs are not just for people with physical disabilities, but for anyone who may have an impairment, such as a cognitive disorder or PTSD.
Service dogs can make a huge difference in the lives of their owners. For example, one woman said her service dog helped her “recover from the brink of suicide.” According to the National Service Dog Registry, people with service dogs have increased levels of self-confidence and socialization. They also report decreased levels of depression and anxiety.
This is often the case for individuals who have a specific need that cannot be met by commercially available breeds or mixes of breeds. It can take many months or even years to train a service dog to meet your needs. During this time, you must provide your dog with frequent training sessions and plenty of positive reinforcement.
There are several things you can do to prepare for having a service dog by yourself or with help:
1) Make sure you understand your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to having a service animal on public property.
2) Train your animal well in advance of needing them so they’re ready when needed and able to behave properly in public settings. This includes obedience training, basic manners (such as staying out of furniture),
The History of Little Angels Service Dogs
The history of Little Angels Service Dogs dates back to 1984 when Lisa and her husband, Steve, founded the organization as a way to help children with disabilities. At the time, there was no other service dog organization specifically designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Little Angels grew rapidly in popularity and soon became one of the leading service dog organizations in the world. Today, Little Angels serves more than 1,000 disabled children and their families across North America.
One of the foundations of Little Angels is its focus on training service dogs to be specificially tailored to the needs of individuals with disabilities. This helps ensure that every service dog is not only reliable but also effective in supporting individualized disability lifestyles.
The success of Little Angels is due in large part to its dedication to providing disabled children and their families with high-quality service dogs that are able to assist them in reaching their full potential.
How to Adopt a Service Dog from Little Angels
To adopt a service dog from Little Angels, you must be in good health and have an active lifestyle. All dogs are screened for medical and behavioral issues before being placed with a family. If you’re interested in adopting a service dog, please submit your application online or visit our facility in person.
Once your application is approved, we will work with you to select the perfect service dog for your needs. Service dogs are trained to perform tasks that may require physical assistance, such as staying calm under pressure or retrieving objects.
Service dogs can provide a number of benefits for people with disabilities. They often decrease the need for special equipment or aides and can increase independence. For some people, having a service dog by their side can be life-changing. If this is something you’re interested in pursuing, come see us at Little Angels! Read more…
A dog can change your life. They provide companionship, love, and support – everything we need but often don’t get enough of in our busy lives. And when it comes to providing emotional support for people with disabilities or special needs, there is simply no comparison to the power of a service dog. Little Angels Service Dogs provides assistance dogs to those in need, changing their lives for the better in the process. If you are ever in doubt about whether a dog could make a difference in your life – just think about one little angel who has already done so!