WAGS is proud to announce our new partnership with Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care! Thanks to Dr. David Edinger and his staff for generously supporting WAGS and our dogs-in-training. If your animal best friend needs incredible care and highest quality service, please patronize our new Dogs-in-Training Sponsor Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. Go to http://www.vetspecialtycare.com/ or call (608) 845-0002.
WAGS’ mission is to promote functional independence and quality of life for people with disabilities, primarily mobility impairments, through partnerships with service dogs.
WAGS provides highly skilled service, social and specialized dogs for people with cognitive or physical disabilities. These skilled and socialized dogs are used as Service Dogs, Family Service Dogs, Home Helpmates, and Therapy Dogs. Our foundation is based upon integrity and respect for the individual and our dogs. A WAGS Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever can provide physical assistance, companionship, devotion, and unconditional love. They are trained to be an unobtrusive helpmate in public (if public access is necessary), to retrieve dropped or out of reach items, tug open doors or remove items of clothing (gloves, jackets, etc), turn on and off lights and go get help within the home.
WAGS is a non-profit organization affiliated with United Way of Dane County and is a member of Assistance Dogs International.
Please call, email, fax or write us if you would like more information about applying for a WAGS dog, how to apply for a
WAGS retired or non-graduate dog as a family pet, or about volunteering.
Become a VOLUNTEER TRAINER with WAGS!
How to get involved:
Simply click here to learn more, download and complete an application and send to WAGS. You can also call 608-250-9247, or email email@example.com We are currently taking applications for Summer School and Fall Semester sessions. Call today!
You can always contact WAGS Executive Director Aaron Backer or Program Director Kris Jensen to discuss a WAGS presentation or anything else at 250-9247.