The ability of dogs to work with and for their handlers has always fascinated me. My first dog was a mixed breed puppy of hunting heritage. Blackie provided constant companionship for me from ages six through sixteen. He was my partner during my introduction to upland and waterfowl hunting. He was my 4-H project dog. Blackie opened my door to the world of working dogs.
From hunting dogs to police canines to guide dogs for the sight impaired, seizure response dogs, mobility assistance dogs, hearing alert dogs and psychiatric assistance dogs; each new discipline is riveting. The bond and dedication between dog and handler is phenomenal to watch develop.
Lucky Dog is proud to partner with service dog agencies including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Can Do Canines, Canine Companions for Independence, Service Dogs for America and most recently Patriot Assistance Dogs.
Lucky Dog facilitates regular training sessions designed specifically for those working with service dogs, whether as a puppy raiser, as a foster home, as a volunteer trainer or for those clients who have received a service dog and need continuing training.
The Lucky Dog Complex is home to Patriot Assistance Dogs (PAD), a group dedicated to procuring, training, and placing psychiatric assistance dogs with military Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and other psychiatric challenges.