CARES, Inc, Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education & Services – KANSAS

Address: P.O. Box 314
Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: (785) 243-1077 Fax: (785) 2431079 Email: Website:

The largest specialty service CARES has to offer is the provision of canine assistants to people across the United States. This aspect is what makes CARES so unique among other canine assistance schools. CARES is one of the only schools that acts as a center for independent living, which is the provision of services to the elderly and disabled. Another quality that makes CARES unique is that they are one of only a few of canine assistance schools that accepts applications for children and persons with multiple disabilities. CARES aspires to offer choices so that disabled persons will have the opportunity to strive for greater independence.  Sarah Holbert founded CARES in the spring of 1994 to provide assistance dogs for the community. Her focus on empowering people to live independently led to training dogs for various disabilities and needs.


CARES has placed 1100 dogs across 39 states and in 5 foreign countries: Peru, Puerto Rico, Panama, Canada, Belgium and Latvia. She chaired committees to formulate the Kansas Public Access Statute.


For more information, please feel free to contact Sarah Holbert, Megan Lewellyn, or Amanda Blackwood at 800-498-1077.

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