There are a lot of wonderful websites and blogs out there I would like to share some of our family’s favorites:
(no particular order)
Who Am I?
Want to know more about me and my family? Here you go.
Service Dog Project
This is where I was born and trained. The group is more amazing than we can even begin to describe. There have a blog and a live webcam, too. You can watch other Danes be born, play, train, etc…
**SPECIAL NOTE: If you start following the webcam please remember to be polite and that you are there to observe, not complain or manage the place. We thank you in advance.**
Providing support and advocacy for people with CP and raising awareness about this disability.
This site was created by a young man with CP who has only as an adult begun to accept his disability and share more about what CP actually is.
This is information for people with disabilities about your legal rights, etc…
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Assistance Dogs International
All the information you could want about the different types of assistance dogs and their standards.
Dog Bless You
This is an offshoot of Exlore.org. They are a non-profit that helps out with funding for the training of therapy and service dogs.
They post some awesome videos about animals. Some will make you howl with laughter and some cry with joy.
The Tower of Hope
This organization provides service dogs, especially focusing on wounded Veterans.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
“A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.” (from the IAADP website)
Mom and Dad really spoil me when it comes to food. I have issues with A LOT of foods (allergies and yeast issues) and have to be completely grain-free or I get sick. They tried a lot of foods and some that say they are grain-free still have things in them I can’t eat (like potatoes, fruit, white rice, etc..). They say that dogs aren’t supposed to be eating grains anyway. We like MEAT. This food has made me really healthy and strong!
Because of my food issues, I have to take some supplements. Dad really likes this company for me. These supplements help with my yeast issues and keep my skin and hair healthy. When you are a service dog you have to look as good as you feel or you can’t really go out in public. How embarrassing.
This store offers a variety of natural and American made pet supplies. We are fans of both of those things. My home harness (I wear it when I am at home so Dad can still work with me, but it is way comfier than my service vest) is from here and we have a couple other service dog friends who use them too. They are very comfortable and it lets me lend a paw to dad even when I am not “on duty.”
Go Dog (Quaker Pet Group)
This is where we get Casper’s super duper tough toys that don’t fall apart (at least not very easily) like Khaleesi and Brutus. We LOVE these toys.
There are a lot of great service dog apparel stores out there, but we really like this one. They have a lot of great patches and their prices are good. Mom said they have a great link to pay through your Amazon.com account that was really convenient.
“3E Love, LLC. is a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability. The company was started by siblings Annie & Stevie Hopkins in 2007 with the intent of promoting their unique symbol and social model of disability. The company’s trademarked International Symbol of Acceptance (wheelchair heart logo) is the drive behind its social mission to provide the tools for others to embrace diversity, educate society, and empower each other to love life. ” (from the 3ELove website)
“K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war after 9/11.” (from the K9s for Warriors website)
This group was founded to help give animals born with disabilities a chance at life. Many animals born with medical issues are euthanized at birth rather than rehabilitated. This group is helping the animals it can to be saved from this fate.
Disability Awareness and Service Dog General Information
A list of our favorite online resources for disability awareness and service dog information.
The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.
The vision for Quit Smoking Community is to provide a hub where visitors can access information regarding quitting smoking, as well as download resources and tools to help them begin and complete their quit journey. Smoke-free environments are important for all of us!
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal at Addiction Resource is to help facilitate the effective treatment of patients, regardless of background. Our resources and services are available to anyone regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation or gender.
AlcoRehab is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. We provide information from the most reliable and up-to-date sources to ensure that those who need help can find the best information quickly and easily. We want our site to be accessible to anyone regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation or gender
Nestled among beautiful lakes and creeks, rustic bridges and a network of zip lines, the Treehouse alcohol and drug rehab sits on 40 serene acres near Dallas, Texas. This peaceful treatment sanctuary is ideal for the intensive, rewarding work of recovery.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace.