Service Dogs for America

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Volunteer Opportunities

Puppy Partner - training and foster care

PuppyLOVE- training and foster care - raise a puppy (future service dog) in their home for approximately two years. They help teach obedience and socialize the puppy with people and other dogs.

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Mission

                                         
our mission to assist physically challenged individuals to gain greater independence and autonomy by use of a trained and certified assistance dog, and to do so without adding excessive financial burden to those using our program.  


Background


In 1989, Ed Duden, Steve Powers and Michael Goehring founded Service Dogs for America (SDA/Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation Inc).  Service Dogs for America is a non-profit organization that enhances and empowers the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.  Service Dogs for America is located in Jud, North Dakota. (43 miles South of Jamestown, ND)  The only non-profit provider of assistance service dogs in North Dakota. 
Service Dogs for America (Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation Inc.) Trains 3 types of service dogs
  • Mobility Dog
  • Emergency Medical Response Dog
  • PTSD / Psychiatric
We do not train the Seeing Eye or Leader Dog here.  However, we have trained basic guide into some of our specialty class dogs.

Since 2008, ICAP (Inmate Canine Assistance Program) prisoners at the James River Correctional Center in Jamestown, ND have helped trained our dogs.  It is the only animal training program in the North Dakota prison system.

Over 100 inmates vye for the 25 trainer positions.  Service Dogs for America trainers conduct weekly training sessions with the inmates.  This program is at no cost to SDA, and JRCC Warden Redmann says "it's restorative justice.  It's a way for the inmates to repay the community for the harm they've done"

Another new program will be the Puppy Fostering Program-this program will help socialize our puppies before they start training.  Our pilot program will be in Jamestown, ND.  We are hoping to have four different locations throughout ND.


ABC Mentorship Program - mentoring online students; they travel to our campus and learn basic training.
 


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Organization Info

Executive Director
Pamela Standing - (Interim)
Staff
3 part-time
6 full-time
Volunteers
100
Board Members and Affiliations
6
Year Formed
1989
Counties Served
Becker, MN
Clay, MN
Mahnomen, MN
Otter Tail, MN
Bottineau, ND
Bowman, ND
Cass, ND
Grand Forks, ND
LaMoure, ND
McIntosh, ND
McLean, ND
Nelson, ND
Ransom, ND
Stutsman, ND
Ward, ND
Meeting Frequency
once a month
Tax-Exempt Organization Type
501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity
IRS Exemption Letter
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Financial Info

Organization Files Form 990
Yes
Top Three Funding Sources
Combined Federal Campaign United Way Donors
Last Financial Audit
06/30/13
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Contact Info

Street Address
920 Short Street
Jud, North Dakota (ND) 58454
Mailing Address
PO Box 513
Jud, North Dakota (ND) 58454
Phone
(701) 685-2242
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Board Members

Randall Pike- Board President
Retired Military; currently working at the GF Air Force Base;Wounded Warrior Advocate;

Dennis Anderson-Board Vice President
Retire business owner ND Lions member and former ND Lions District Govenor

Pamela Standing-Interim Executive Director/
Board Secretary
Organizational Development Consultant; Board member of MNBINA and MN Womens Foundation;

Carrie Galbreath - Board member
Veterinarain-Owner/Operator of Edgeley and Ellendale Veterinary Service


Don Redman-Board member
Warden - James River Correctional Center; Advocate for Inmate Canine Assistant Program; former Rotarian; Former Jamestown School board member.

Darrell Pfaff-Board member
Retired teacher