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Assistance Dogs of the West (ADW) builds successful working partnerships between clients and dogs that empower people and open doors to new opportunities.

1 Dog : 1 Person

Our Foundation

To serve clients with disabilities, ADW dogs complete one of the most demanding fields of dog training. From puppy selection through training and matching dogs and clients, we focus on the mental, physical and emotional well-being of dogs in our care. We build heartfelt relationships between dogs and people that sustain both partners in their lifelong journey together.

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1 Dog : Many People

Our New Programs

Through our Courthouse Facility Dogs program, we place dogs in criminal justice settings where they help to foster a safer and more comfortable environment for children who must provide depositions and give testimony in court. Warrior Canine Connection™  teaches warriors with combat injuries how to train service dogs for other veterans with disabilities.

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