Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs 

Mission Statement

Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs, founded in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life throughout our community by providing “Special PALS for Special Needs”. Our specially trained dogs are placed as:

Service PALS help children with disabilities, including autism and their families to assist with daily needs both in the home and community. 

Facility PALS are placed with professionals working with children with special needs.

Social PALS, Therapy PALS, Reading PALS, and Comfort PALS Teams are certified to volunteer and serve the special needs of the community.

Courthouse PALS provide emotional support and comfort to victims and witnesses of violent crimes before, during and at the conclusion of a trial.

AKC Evaluator, Nancy Pierson

AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®    

  As of January 1, 2013, Canine Good Citizen® will become an official AKC title that can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC. Dog owners who complete the CGC as a Title process may list the suffix “CGC” after the dog’s name.

Since the program began in 1989, CGC™ has been considered an “award,” meaning that it has not been listed on a dog’s title record.

As a result of frequent, ongoing requests from dog owners and instructors for AKC to recognize CGC as a title, dog owners will have the option of having CGC added to their dog’s title record and appear as a part of the dog’s titled name.