Putnam Service Dogs is committed to honoring the very special, nurturing bond between humans and dogs. The bond between a service dog and its handler is one of the closest bonds there is. They are truly interdependent on each other and have an intensity in their daily relating that isn’t present in most dog/human relationships.
Most of the Service Dogs Schools in the US have closed colonies of dogs – they breed their own dogs to enhance desirable traits and the health and longevity of the dogs. Even with careful, sophisticated breeding and genetics techniques used, there’s a graduation rate of only 30-40% of their dogs.
Putnam Service Dogs has dedicated its mission to providing free, highly trained service dogs to people with physical disabilities, other than blindness. Why? Because we passionately believe service dogs change lives. We’ve seen it, and have heard it from many grateful recipients of service dogs.
Putnam Service Dogs will train and provide free service dogs and follow-up support services to people with physical disabilities who have demonstrated they, or another person who lives with them, can competently and humanely care for a service dog.