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1,000 Points of Love

With Pet Owners’ Help, Canines For Disabled Kids Will Receive Grant From Crazy Pet Children’s Foundation’s “1000 Points Of Love” Campaign Sending In Dog Pictures To Fill Giant Heart Can Help Make A Disabled Child’s Dream Of Having A Service Dog Come True WORCESTER, MA – A dog can make...

Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is coming up fast! Support your favorite non-profit in this kick off to the giving season! There are so many ways to give – volunteer, run an event, take up a donation, collect needed items, or find an even more creative way to support your favorite groups!...

Look For Us!

Keep an eye out for CDK teams in your area!  We travel all over the country educating the public on service dogs and their users!   Tom and Millhouse the Hearing Dog (and wife Joanne) Tom who is profoundly deaf has over 37 years of public speaking experience. He has...

Questions to Consider If You Want a Service Dog

  Questions to consider if you want a service dog? When considering these questions, remember there are not right or wrong answers.  The answers will help to determine which organization is the best match for you.  What can a dog do for me? Remember while these canine partners are amazing,...

TSA Guidelines for Service Dogs Updated

Passengers with Service Dogs   Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions If a passenger has a service dog due to a disability or medical condition, both the passenger and the dog will be screened. The passenger should inform a security officer that the dog is a service animal and not...

Types of Service Dogs

Service dogs are not family pets; they are working tools for their disabled partners. A variety of breeds, pure and mixed, and sizes, small through large, are used for service work. A variety of skills are used to expand the independence of individuals using the animals. The Americans with Disabilities...

Talk with Kristin

Kristin Hartness has been assisting families for over 10 years with Canines for Disabled Kids.  A service dog user herself, she has first hand knowledge of these tools, and how to use them.  Kristin has been consulted by families, businesses, schools, and lawyers over the years, and has a vast...

Educate Your Group

Educational Presentations Representatives from Canines for Disabled Kids can travel to you. These individuals are often volunteers and are scheduled based on availability. They visit schools, social groups, church groups, civic groups, corporations, small businesses, and more. They speak on service dogs, what to expect, how to behave around them,...

CDK Offers Direction

It is important for people to understand why CDK exists as an independent organization, rather than part of a training organization. As an independent organization, CDK has credibility that is important when helping a family to determine if an service dog is right for their child and, if so, which...

Facilitation

Facilitation What is it? Facilitation is when a child, usually under the age of 14, is placed in a 3 way canine partnership.  The child, the service or social dog, and a parent work together in public environments as a team.  The team is a full team only when all...
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