About Brigadoon Service Dogs
We provide service dogs for veterans, other adults, and children with physical, developmental, and behavioral health disabilities, to promote a more independent and enriched life. We change lives one partnership at a time by "Offering a Helping Paw"!
Since our establishment in August of 2004, we have placed over 100 service dogs and have established youth programs in a local high school and an alternative school for at-risk youth. We have also started a program for veterans, as well as a prison programs at Cedar Creek Correctional Center in Little Rock, WA; Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, WA; Stafford Creek Correctional Center in Aberdeen, WA; and Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, WA. The dogs live with and are trained by the inmates.
In 2012 we received our accreditation with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and were recognized by the State Senate receiving Resolution #8688. As founder of Brigadoon Service Dogs, Denise Costanten received The Golden Tennis Shoe Award, presented by U.S. Senator Patty Murray; Volunteer of the Year Award from the Washington State Department of Corrections, presented by Governor Inslee; and Volunteer of the Year Award from The Whatcom County Peace Builders.
We’ve trained dogs for children and adults with a variety of disabilities such as hearing or visual impairments, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, other mental health diagnoses and people with medical conditions requiring dogs trained to alert to an impending crisis.