During evaluations, we find approximately half the dogs we breed do not meet the rigorous standards required to become Guide Dogs. But these amazingly well trained, loving animals still fill a vital role. So these dogs “change careers” and are provided as supportive companions to children and adults with special needs. Having service dogs in Israel is relatively new, and we are one of the few organizations providing this service.
Who We Help
There are many vulnerable people in Israel, and we are one of the few organizations providing Emotional Support Dogs in Israel to meet this need. Children on the autism spectrum, children who are blind, IDF soldiers with PTSD and other adults with Special Needs can all benefit from a loving relationship with a four-legged best friend.
How Emotional Support Dogs Help
Emotional Support Dogs bring many benefits to those with special needs. They provide support and unconditional love and companionship 24/7, they encourage social interaction and help break down walls of isolation, and promote mental and physical health.
The Right Dog for the Right Client
Once one of our Professional Mobility Instructors determines an Emotional Support Dog (in Israel we call them “Buddy Dogs”) is appropriate for a family or individual, the client is matched with one of our “career change” dogs. The family or individual then assumes responsibility for the care of the dog. Unlike guide dogs, there is no suggested retirement age.
Sponsor an Emotional Support Dog
The cost to Sponsor an Emotional Support Dog is $10,000. If you would like to change the life of a person with Special Needs or if you are just looking for a terrific Israeli charity,