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Canine Assistants Program – GEORGIA
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.
This organization places approximately 75-100 dogs annually and has placed approximately 1,000 dogs since 1991.
K-9 Kids Reading Program – limited to the Atlanta area
Tails are wagging at the success of K-9 Kids! As part of our motivational reading program, Canine Assistants service dogs and representatives visit several schools throughout the metro Atlanta area each week during the school year to listen to the children read. Children who are uncomfortable reading in front of their peers for fear that they might make a mistake are quite at ease reading in front of a dog. Dogs are both supportive and nurturing and give children the confidence to overcome challenges in reading. In addition to overall academic achievement, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence in reading skyrocket with the help of the dogs.
The public has also taken a keen interest in K-9 Kids, with segments having aired on NBC Nightly News and CNN. Canine Assistants is proud to utilize our service dogs as academic ambassadors for children in the Atlanta area.
If you are interested in bringing K-9 Kids to your school,
CLICK HERE for application.
Program Contact Information
For more information about our Programs, please contact:
Dr. Melissa Loree, Director of Education
770-664-7178, ext. 205