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Service Dogs of Alabama


After a fun, but intense four days of protocol, tips and task training, 12 dogs and their “handlers” passed their public access evaluation and were honored at the Service Dogs Alabama (SDA) 2019 graduation ceremony held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Among the graduates were dogs qualified for facility intervention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assistance, mobility assistance, seizure alert, and autism intervention. It was a momentous occasion for the recipients, their families and those who have supported SDA’s mission to “train dogs who save lives.” Highlights of the event included multiple testimonies from past graduate handlers who shared how their service dog saved or improved their lives.

SDA provides service dogs to children with disabilities, military veterans and schools in Alabama free of charge to the recipient, only made possible through generous support from donors and benefactors. As the oldest and largest non-profit organization in Alabama serving both veterans and children with disabilities, SDA is dedicated to providing medical and psychological assistance dogs to the disabled, as well as Facility Intervention Dogs, like those placed in schools, youth facilities and first responder departments. Since being founded in 2011, over 70 dogs have been placed with qualified individuals and facilities since inception.

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