Welcome to Great Lakes Assistance Dogs, Inc
Great Lakes Assistance Dogs, Inc. is a program initiative of the Child Wellness Fund. GLAD is a non profit registered with the state of michigan and Childwellness is registered in Ohio and is a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We strive to provide the highest quality assistance and skilled companion dogs to children and adults with special needs. We train dogs to assist people with Autism, medical and mobility issues, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders, as well as sensory processing disorders and seizures.
There is no doubt as to the benefit of a well trained assistance dog for the physically challenged person. Recent studies have shown that the emotionally and developmentally challenged person can benefit from the use of Social Therapy dogs as well. Schools are now using dogs to assist children increase their reading ability by building confidence in the children. Dogs don't judge, they don't criticize and the are always ready to listen. For a person with Autism, ADHD and social or emotional impairments, assistance dogs can ad to their quality of live and give them a greater sense of independence.
Upcoming Event! - Bowling Fundraiser
March 23rd at 3 p.m. at Pro Bowl on MLK Jr. Blvd.
This fundraiser will help with the purchasing and training of a seizure alert dog otherwise known as a service animal for Andrea Smith. Cost for entry is $25.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Pro Bowl on North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, or from Andrea directly. Andrea can be reached at 517-599-5283 or email@example.com.
This event features 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, dinner afterwards, an awards ceremony, cash bar and entertainment for the evening. Door prizes, card games and a 50/50 raffle will be part of the fun. Teams are forming as 4-5 person teams. We have 35 lanes reserved for this event. Contributions are tax deductible.
Sponsor a lane for $50.00. Sponsors can be businesses, family members (The Smith Family), Churches, non- profit organizations, etc. Sponsors will receive a free T-Shirt for the event. Checks should be made payable to Great Lakes Assistant Dogs.