Canines For Change

Success Stories

The most fond memory I shared with my service dog was the first time we met. He kissed my face so sweetly. It was love at first sight.

Alexis B

Since getting my service dog, Spencer, I have had less seizures and he has made me so happy!

Vanessa B

When I first saw Avex come through the doors of the hotel I knew it was going to be him. When he got to me I didn’t want to let him go. I know and knew then that it would be me and him forever.

Samantha L

Having Maddie allows me to feel more confident and allows me to be more independent.

Vinnie M

Having a service dog that cares about me and that I care so much about has resulted in a constant positive motivation in my life

Martin D

Bentley has allowed me to live a more normal life. He keeps me safe.

Raquel W

Tang has helped make me feel calmer and safer, even in my own home. I love taking her with me to volunteer.

Wendy M

The most fond memory I shared with my service dog was our first night in the hotel when he was given to me. I turned my back on him in the bed to get him to go to sleep. He nuzzled his nose into my neck and sighed… I was taken. He was mine!

Fonda P

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Canines for Change and all the trainers.. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And a very special thank you to Nikki for never giving up on me.

Tammy N

“GIBBS — NOT ONLY MY SEIZURE SERVICE DOG, BUT MY LIFE SAVING DOG. He saved me from a deadly reaction to a yellow jacket bite. I was unable to reach life line or call for help.  He knew I was in deep danger and set off my life line. Once the medics arrived Gibbs stayed right on the cart and would not leave as they treated me, gave me the shot and stabilized me. They had to work around him. Today I give him 10 paws up.”

–Stephen Gross

“During my sophomore year in high school, my life changed dramatically. I started having seizures due to stress. Daily things got pretty tough to do because of the twenty seizures I would have during the day. Then I found Canines for Change. I originally started out as a volunteer. I received Miles to help train as an epilepsy service dog, and my seizures stopped during the day soon after I started working with Miles. During the night, Miles would actually help to stop my seizures. My parents knew right away not to separate the two of us. Now Miles is my service dog and my life has been so much easier because of him. I don’t know where I would be without Miles. Miles and I are a team and we’ll walk each milestone together.”

–Laura Horan

“Willette spent an amazing week in Disney world. He was put to the max test with a lot of walking, loud noises, character greetings, at times kennel breaks while we rode rides and at other times he got to ride the rides like the Haunted Mansion, Frozen, and Buzz Light Year. Willette performed amazing. He was well loved by all the characters he met, especially PLUTO. Disney was amazing with the service dog and it was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks Canines for Change for a such great dog!”

–Lucas (via Laura Murdock)

“Canines for Change is awesome! We can never say enough about how Venture has changed the life of our family, especially David. Thank you Canines for Change!”

– Betty Huggins Facey

“Jersey has been a wonderful assistance dog for me and has helped me get out in the community, volunteer at UU and at the STATE Theatre. We passed the ADA test the third time we worked together! That being said, service or assistance dogs need to continue to train and practice new behaviors as you become a working team!”

–Shari Cope