Can Do Canines Sees Unusually Low Wait Times for Service Dogs
A New Hope nonprofit has a situation it hasn’t seen in some time.
Can Do Canines has more assistance dogs than people who could potentially benefit from them.
“We’re actually looking for people whose lives could be changed by an assistance dog, especially people with mobility issues and seizure issues,” said Jeff Johnson, executive director, who says people should sign up online. “If they fit, it could be a pretty short wait for them.”
There are five different waiting lists for dogs from Can Do Canines and right now there are some lists with no wait times.
To receive an assistance dog, you must be a Minnesota or Wisconsin resident. Recipients also must be physically and financially able to take full responsibility for their dog. They also must be at least 10 years old to receive a mobility assist dog or 18 years old for a dog that helps with hearing, diabetes or seizures.