The dogs of the May 2011 class of Canine Assistants graduated
This class of 2011 in Milton went right to work after graduation, as the Canine Assistants went home with their new companions to help them with tasks such as opening and closing drawers, turning lights on and off, as well as being a lifelong companion. A total of nine dogs graduated May 19th from the May 2011 class. Each dog was paired with an individual with special needs to help. "Tig was a very easy to train dog because of her personality," said Tib, an employee of Canine Assistants said of one of the dogs graduating from the May 2011 class. Tig has been matched with Adriene, a young woman with special needs. "She was a good fit for Adriene because she's very calm and analytical. She's able to read Adriene and kind of anticipate her …
The benefit raised more than $10,000 with the help of 23 schools.
Friday, May 20, 2011
King’s Ridge Christian School was named the official winner of the Canine Assistants “Coins for Canines” fundraising contest. Twenty three area schools participated in the contest, raising $10,600 for the Milton-based non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. On Tuesday, May 17, Canine Assistants Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Arnold visited the school to present the “Top Dog” award on the school’s Tiger TV program. Tiger TV is a daily, student-lead broadcast that reviews school events and provides a devotional for students and faculty. As members of the Tiger TV crew, fifth-grade students have the opportunity to act as news anchors, …