Our mission is to provide specially trained service dogs to support the
personal, social, and occupational independence of those with disabilities.
Founded in 1989, by Carol Roquemore, Canine Support Teams provides service dogs to increase the ability of someone with disabilities to live independently while simultaneously providing loving companionship. Canine Support Teams is a non-profit organization, made possible by the many people who give of their time, energy, money and love for the purpose of enhancing the lives of those affected by disabilities.
CST Service dogs are placed with people who use wheelchairs, walkers, and Combat Veterans with PTSD. Our service dogs are taught to assist their partners by pulling manual wheelchairs, turning lights on and off, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving dropped or hard to reach items, making purchases or banking transactions, opening and closing doors and drawers and barking to get help. In addition, these dogs help to serve as an ice-breaker in public situations and provide constant companionship for their partners.
Social dogs are placed with individuals, in nursing homes or in group care facilities. Interaction with dogs has been proven to have a strong, positive psychological impact. All dogs accepted into the training program must pass rigorous health and temperament tests. These dogs are either part of the CST breeding program or are donated by private breeders.
Your ongoing support ensures CST’s ability to provide service dogs and assistance dogs to our clients
and in turn allows someone with a disability a New “Leash” on Life!
We couldn’t do what we do without your generous help to continue our mission
to change the way the world thinks about disabilities…one dog at a time.
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CST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness.
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