At Cell Dogs, we train service dogs to support individuals with emotional, psychological and physical challenges or disabilities.

Getting the gift of a service dog is life changing! The generosity of donors enables us to provide a service dog, at a low cost, to a qualifying recipient.

We would love to hear from you if you, or someone you know, has unselfishly served our country and community and would like more information about our specially trained service dogs.

Service Dog Inquiry

Turning rescues into life-changers

During our regular training courses, some dogs prove to be quick studies in basic obedience. Expressing an eagerness to learn and do more, these canines are then given advanced training to become service dogs. This advanced training program typically requires an additional nine to twelve months following the 12 weeks of basic training.

The Americans with Disabilities Act states that “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with disabilities. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.” All of our service dogs learn many general commands and once a person in need is identified for them, our trainers make sure to address individual needs before partnership training can begin.

Once a working pair is established, they have to pass the Public Access Test to be “official”.

Meet our working pairs

Kasey’s Story – A service dog’s journey

A love letter from Kasey, the service dog. “Despite a “ruff” start, I have the life I always dreamed of.”

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Buddy’s story – A service dog’s journey

We have wonderful news to share!

Buddy found his perfect working partner and is on his way to be come a fully trained service dog.

Read about his rough start and his life-changing new purpose.

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Duff’s Story – A service dog’s journey

We wanted to share the exciting news that Duff has been placed with a wounded Army Ranger veteran!

Mary Estelle Cosgrove Nash & The William A. Schampeau Charitable Trust, thank you for making this a reality!

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Ruby’s Story – A service dog’s journey

During our training courses, some dogs prove to be quick studies in basic obedience. Expressing an eagerness to learn and do more, these canines are then given advanced training to become service dogs.

Our scope at Cell Dogs includes: Autism Service Dogs, PTSD Service Dogs, and Wheelchair Service Dogs. This training program typically requires an additional six to nine months after completing the Basic Obedience Training.

Here is Ruby’s story, from shelter dog to certified service animal.

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Following changes announced in March 2021, Cell Dogs started a new training program to address the airline industry’s new expectations regarding the travel of Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). We have developed a customized evaluation and training program for individuals who truly need their pet dog to accompany them in public.

Emotional Support Animals