Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Dr, New Hope, MN, 55428-3624
Distance: 1126 Miles
Provides trained service dogs, or funding for service dogs, that help a person with mobility, independence and/or communication
Trained dogs are provided free of charge to individuals accepted into the program.
They train and match people with disabilities with the following types of service dogs:
* Mobility Assist
* Diabetes Assist
* Autism Assist
* Hearing Assist
* Seizure Assist
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Adults with disabilities
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Physical disabilities
Any individual with a qualifying disability who could be aided by a specially trained dog.
For each type of assistance dog, there are specific requirements around age, type of disability, responsibility for the dog and residency.
Call for an application.
There is often a wait to be partnered with a dog; wait varies based on type of assistance.
8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LR-7950.0500Autism Service Dogs Definition
Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of dogs who have been taught to help people whose autism limits their ability to perform activities of daily living. The dogs may alert the individual to important sounds, e.g., a smoke alarm or the doorbell which may be lost in the overall onslaught of sensory input, guide the person from an overstimulating situation or find a specific person such as a caregiver when the person becomes confused, notify the person when s/he is exhibiting "stimming" behaviors such as hand flapping or head banging, and guide the person when in the community by drawing his or her attention to information that requires priority processing, e.g., when approaching an intersection. When partnered with a child, autism service dogs can help to ensure the child's safety by preventing or alerting parents to wandering or bolting behavior and tracking a child who succeeds in escaping; improve management of difficult behaviors such as seizures or tantrums; increase impulse control; facilitate sensory integration and calming; provide companionship and socialization support; and improve the child's ability to function in public.
LR-7950.5000-500Mobility Assistance Service Dogs Definition
Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of service dogs who have been taught to pick up dropped items, carry backpacks for books and other valuables, operate light switches, push elevator buttons, ring doorbells, open and close doors, pull wheelchairs up hills or over curbs and provide other types of personal assistance for people with physical disabilities who have limited mobility. Some mobility assistance dogs serve as "walker dogs" who steady Parkinson’s patients and people recovering from an injury while walking. If the individual falls, the dog may also be trained to act as a brace to help the person regain their feet.
LR-7950.8050Seizure Dogs Definition
Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of animals who have been taught to alert individuals who have epilepsy when a seizure is about to occur and/or to respond to a seizure when one is in progress. The dogs carry required medications in their packs, brace their owners during a fall, retrieve the phone, and can activate an emergency call-button if necessary. They also know how to try to revive their owners by licking their faces and gently pawing their forearms, and when and how to leave and get help.
LR-7950.8200Signal Dogs Definition
Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of dogs who have been taught to help people who are deaf increase their independence and ability to communicate in a hearing world. The dogs obey sign language commands and are taught to respond to a variety of sounds including ambulance sirens, doorbells, alarm clocks, smoke alarms, crying babies and teakettles.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-1800.0400Autism Spectrum Disorder Definition
A developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, and includes symptoms that impair the individual's ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a "developmental disorder" because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism is also known as a "spectrum" disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction (e.g. lack of eye contact, voice tones that sound sing-song or robotic, facial expressions or gestures that don't match what is being said), restricted interests (e.g., intense interest in numbers, details, facts), restrictive/repetitive behavior (e.g., repeating words or phrases, getting upset at changes in routine or sensory input such as light or noise). People with ASD may also experience sleep problems or irritability, but also have many strengths including the ability to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time; being strong visual and auditory learners; and excelling in math, science, music or art. But although ASD can be a lifelong disorder and while children who have ASD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their own family, treatment and services can improve their symptoms and ability to function.