Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

3 donors

FSD was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by Michael and PJ Roche. Both Mike and PJ were active with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) when the assistance dog industry was just developing. The Roche’s worked diligently to transform FSD from a small, two person organization to one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country. Over the years, FSD has rescued hundreds of dogs and has placed over 140 client/service dog teams. The FSD Difference * Rescues Dogs. FSD rescues and trains only unwanted and abandoned dogs, helping solve the pet overpopulation problem. There is no puppy-raising program or breeding. * Custom Training. FSD matches dogs to their new partner and custom trains the dog to do the specific tasks required by each individual. * Provides Lifetime Support. FSD maintains contact with clients to provide recertification for the service dog and give hands-on support in new skill development. * Maximizes Donations. FSD works to ensure that 85¢-87¢ of every dollar spent goes directly toward program expenses. * Positive Training Methods. FSD uses positive reinforcement – clicker/treat – to shape play behaviors (retrieve, tug, paw, touch) into helpful tasks. FSD service dogs wag while they work! Source:

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Organization name

Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

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Humanitarian Aid


2000 W Union Ave