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SERVICE ANIMALS



ADA Business Brief: Service Animals

Also available as a one-page PDF file.

Website:
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/svcanimb.htm

Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business
From the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Website:
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/qasrvc.htm

Hearing Dog Resource List

A list of trainers, programs, and resources for service animals ("hearing dogs") for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Both Colorado and national groups are listed.

Website:
www.agbell.org/information/brochures_hearingdog.cfm

Organizations that Provide Service Dogs to People with Hearing Loss
Website:
www.hearinglossweb.com/res/dog/dog.htm

 

Sources for Hearing Dogs  


COLORADO RESOURCES
Canine Companions for Independence
Colorado Satellite Office
1045-P Garden of the Gods Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Telephone: 719-260-6151

 

International Hearing Dogs, Inc.

5901 East 89th Avenue

Henderson, CO 80640

Voice/TTY: 303-287-3277
Fax: 303-287-3425
Email: ihdi@aol.com
Website:
www.ihdi.org

Area Served: National and Colorado


OTHER RESOURCES
Canine Companions for Independence
Northwest Regional Center
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446

Voice:
(707) 577-1700
TTY:
(707) 577-1756
Fax:
(707) 577-1711
Email:
info@caninecompanions.org
Website:
www.caninecompanions.org

Canine Helpers for the Handicapped, Inc.
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to training dogs to assist people with disabilities to lead more independent and secure lives. Hearing Dogs alert Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons to sounds in the environment.

Website:
www.caninehelpers.netfirms.com/index.html

Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Voice/TTY:
(541) 826-9220
Fax:
(541) 826-6696
Email:
info@dogsforthedeaf.org
Website:
www.dogsforthedeaf.org

Dogs for the Deaf dogs are chosen from adoption shelters, and then are trained with positive reinforcement and lots of love to alert to possible environmental sounds: fire/smoke alarm, telephone, door knock, doorbell, oven timer, alarm clock, name call, and baby cry. In addition to sound training, Hearing Dogs are also obedience trained and socialized. These dogs are placed throughout the U.S. free of charge to the recipient.

National Center for Hearing Ear Dog Information
American Humane Association
P.O. Box 1080
Renton, WA  98057

Voice/TTY: (206) 226-7357

National Education for Assistance Dog Services, Inc. (NEADS)
P.O. Box 213
West Boylston, MA 01583

Voice/TTY:
(978) 422-9064
Fax:
(978) 422-3255
Email:
info@neads.org
Website:
www.neads.org

NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), of Princeton, MA, is a nonprofit organization established to train and provide rescued dogs and donated puppies to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled in leading more independent lives at work, at home, and at school. These assistance dogs become an extension of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence, and relief from social isolation to their human partners.

Okada
7509 E. Saviors Path
Floral City, FL 34436

Voice:
(352) 244-2212
Fax:
352 344-0210
Email:
okada@okadadogs.com
Website:
www.okadadogs.com

Okada is a nonprofit organization that trains and places dogs with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1575 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor . Denver, CO 80203
TTY: 303-866-4734 . Voice: 303-866-4824 . Fax: 303-866-4831
Email: Deaf.Commission@state.co.us . Website: www.ColoradoDeafCommission.Com

Disclaimer: The listings in the CCDHH Information Center represent a sample of the information resources available. Listings generally appear in alphabetic order by name of organization. These listings should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of individual organizations or vendors, nor should omission from these listings imply lack of approval. These materials are offered for informational purposes. Links to resources on the Internet are provided for the convenience of visitors to these pages; CCDHH attempts to verify the accuracy of the listings and links, but makes no warranty as to the accuracy or timeliness of content or information on other sites. We encourage consumers to explore these resources for their own purposes and contact the organizations involved to ask questions specific to their needs. This website is a living resource and is updated regularly. We welcome feedback on the usefulness of these materials and suggestions for additional resources to list. To suggest items for inclusion, or to correct errors, please contact the Web Manager at Deaf.Commission@cdhs.state.co.us

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