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SERVICE DOGS FOR ADULTS

Brigadoon provides service dogs to adults living with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or behavioral disabilities.

**Please understand that because we have a very small staff, we are not able to respond to individual eligibility inquiries outside of this process by email, mail, or phone.

How a Service Dog Can Help Adults

Brigadoon helps adults with disabilities by bringing a newfound independence and self-assurance through their partnership with their service dog.  Our dogs are trained to mitigate the specific needs of our clients, whether it be physical, psychological, or behavioral disabilities.  These disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism

  • Brain Injury

  • Arthritis

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • PTSD

Black lab service dog in training with adult puppy raiser
Yellow lab service dog in training with police officer

Service Dogs for First Responders

First Responders, which include firefighters, paramedics, EMS, law enforcement, dispatch centers, and search and rescue personnel, are the ones who step up to serve and protect our communities.

 

The nature of these roles can be physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. First Responders often encounter extreme stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and depression. Unfortunately, the injuries they sustain are frequently overlooked, and finding suitable treatment options can be challenging.

 

The presence of a First Responder Service Dog provides emotional support to these individuals as they navigate their daily challenges, which are often intense. We train Service Dogs to assist with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and mobility impairments related to the duties of Law Enforcement, First Responders (EMS, Fire), and qualified Federal Employees.

Is a Service Dog Right For You?

If you are interested in one of our dogs, but unsure if you should apply?. Please review these questions on our 'Is A Service Dog Right For You' page, which are designed to help you determine whether or not to submit our eligibility screening questionnaire.

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