We are thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation and Natural Balance Inc. for our work with service animals. Good Dog! has received a $2,500 grant to fully educate a new class of handlers in all aspects of service dog ownership; helping both animals and people to live their best lives.
Our teams are well on their way to establishing bonds with their new four legged family members and are busy learning all they need to know to be great autism service dog handlers.
A graduation ceremony to celebrate the teams will be held at National University in La Jolla on Saturday July 29th. rsvp>>
As summer time swiftly approaches, we are amidst graduation season; this year Good Dog! participated in the festivities!
On May 30th, Good Dog! Autism Companions held its inaugural graduation at National University in San Diego, CA. We were very fortunate to have been joined by past and present Good Dog! families who came to show their support for our three graduating teams.
At Good Dog! we love a good event! As part of our community outreach program we attend events to expose the kids to the unconditional love of the dog. Seeing the kids with the dogs is truly magical and why we anticipate these events with great excitement! Our annual trio include:
• The San Diego Race for Autism March 22
• Bocce Tournament and Family Festival for Autism June 7
• The TACA picnic June 8
The San Diego Walk for Autism was a huge sucess this year, see our previous post for more about that one!
by Rick Sylvester
“There are those who give with joy,
by Rick Sylvester
GoodDog! would like to bark out a huge THANK YOU to the amazing team of ladies representing us as a centipede in the 2012 Bay to Breakers. You looked fabulous in your doggie running gear, rocked the event, and we are so very appreciative of your efforts in supporting our cause! It was a glorious day and a great time for all.