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A Labrador retriever uses his teeth to grab on to a baton held by his human partner with cerebral palsy.  He slowly backs up and she rises from a sitting to   a standing position.


A service dog performs tasks that help you function with increased independence and greater confidence.

Rachl & Boomer


USAF veteran 


with Merlin

Main Line Deputy Dog works with people who have physical challenges or mental health concerns, training their own dogs to be fully-certified service dogs.

Deputy Dogs help people with maladies like multiple sclerosis and post traumatic stress, car accident and stroke victims, and many others. 

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Amber and Joxer learning stairs

A psychiatric Deputy Dog can help with challenges like panic disorder, post traumatic  stress, anxiety and agoraphobia.

A Mobility Deputy Dog can:

  • pick up dropped items

  • get items by name 

  • deliver to another person

  • help you up from a chair or bed

  • push, pull or guide a wheelchair

  • turn lights on or off

  • open and close doors

  • provide bracing and counter-balance

  • unload the dryer

  • call 911 or K9 rescue phone

  • help you get dressed/undressed

  • put his bowl in the dishwasher!

  • and many other things to help

 A Psychiatric Deputy Dog can:

  • interrupt anxiety attacks

  • comfort and ground you

  • buffer you in crowded places

  • lead you away from a difficult situation

  • wake you from a nightmare/comfort

  • interrupt self-harm activity

  • summon assistance

  • provide physical support

  • arouse you from lethargy

  • remind you to take your medication(s)

  • find and get telephone

  • and other taks to fit your situation

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Luke & Shaka

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