Daniyal has neuropathy in his feet.  Bree is learning to provide deep pressure to get him up and moving again. 

A student with muscular dystrophy is accompanied to school by her Deputy Dog.  Her dog carries her books.

 

Whether training a dog for assistance with in-home tasks, or a dog that helps you better function in mainstream society, a Deputy Dog can be your greatest asset,  as well as your best friend.

Main Line Deputy Dog pairs students with rescue dogs from area shelters.  We interview and test dogs to determine if we think they are well-suited for service work.  A dog you already own can also be considered, but it is important to know that he can not be both a family pet and a working dog.

 OUR COMMITMENT 

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TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE

WHO DEAL WITH PHYSICAL OR

PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES  

TO CREATE NEW AND FULFILLING

LIVES FOR RESCUE DOGS 

 

TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

TROUGH A WORKING ALLIANCE BETWEEN

HUMAN AND CANINE 

 

TO EDUCATE, OURSELVES AND OTHERS,

ABOUT THE HUMAN-DOG RELATIONSHIP

THE RESPECT, SUPPORT AND WELL-BEING

OF ALL PEOPLE AND ALL DOGS

We believe that gentle, positive methods are the only way to train your dog.  He will be much more inclined to work with you, and let you lead. Incentive and reward training builds a stronger partnership faster.

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog.”          Edward Hoagland  

Deputy Dog trainers work with you and your dog to create a relationship of mutual support through communication.       It is a partnership of trust.  Ours is a step-by-step program where you train your own dog with the help of expert dog behaviorists.  You will form an even more intimate relationship - understanding each other and working together.

Main Line Deputy Dog is an equal opportunity organization and does not unlawfully discriminate against volunteers, students, board members, associates, participants, or applicants for work on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of work participation, including recruitment, placement, assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination.

 

Whenever possible, Main Line Deputy Dog makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law. Associates who would like to request a reasonable accommodation should contact the Executive Director.

Main Line Deputy Dog is a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.