Service Dog Organization Near MD - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Master Member
 
d4lilbitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Southen MD, USA
Posts: 517
Service Dog Organization Near MD

I have a friend whose son has Mosaic Kleinfelters Syndrome and also suffers from febrile seizures. "Children with Mosaic KS may have learning disabilities and delayed speech and language development. They tend to be quiet, sensitive, and unassertive, but personality characteristics vary among affected individuals. " -
Klinefelter syndrome - Genetics Home Reference

I'm not 100% of the extent her son has though. They are considering getting a service dog to see if that helps him. They are located in Southern MD. Any advice on where to look or who to contact would be very helpful. It seems the wait is very long.

Does anyone with experience recommend looking for a dog in the shelter to train to become a service dog? Is that more cost effective?

What types of characteristics should they look for in a SD?

Thanks so much!

Deanna

Deanna

SG Isen Vom Kavallerie AD BH CGCA (GSD)
Red CGC (GSD)
Gypsy BH CGC CGCA (lab)

At the Bridge....Charlie - GSD (2014) and Shiloh - Lab (2010)
d4lilbitz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 01:52 PM
Elite Member
 
car2ner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,148
It sounds like they need more of an emotional support dog rather than a service dog. if I remember correctly emotional support dog do not get the access to places like service dogs do.
You could get a good emotional support dog from a rescue. I'd say a rescue over a shelter like Tri-State since the rescues may have a better idea of the dogs temperament.

If they need a trained and certified service dog the rescues should be able to point you in the right direction. SecondHomeRescue might be able to help

Second Hope Rescue of Southern Maryland

about.me/car2ner
Patton CGC BH
Chief one year old

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
car2ner is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 08:46 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5
I can not recommend Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org) enough. They are a national organization that has a northeast campus. Their dogs are provided free to the recipients. In addition to service dogs for adults, dogs for facilities such as rehabilitation hospitals, they also provide dogs for children.

There are a lot of questionable, for profit organizations out there, CCI is not one of them.
Zimom is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Master Member
 
d4lilbitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Southen MD, USA
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zimom View Post
I can not recommend Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org) enough. They are a national organization that has a northeast campus. Their dogs are provided free to the recipients. In addition to service dogs for adults, dogs for facilities such as rehabilitation hospitals, they also provide dogs for children.

There are a lot of questionable, for profit organizations out there, CCI is not one of them.

Thank you! I'll forward them this information. Sounds like a great organization : )

Deanna

SG Isen Vom Kavallerie AD BH CGCA (GSD)
Red CGC (GSD)
Gypsy BH CGC CGCA (lab)

At the Bridge....Charlie - GSD (2014) and Shiloh - Lab (2010)
d4lilbitz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome