You can be a Genesis Assistance Dogs Puppy Raiser

May 3, 2018

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. is looking for a few good women/men/families who are willing to meet the challenge and help us to get our mobility assistance dogs fully trained and equipped to help those waiting to regain their independence.  If you have ever thought about getting involved in something that is unique, challenging, rewarding and […]

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Retiring Your Assistance Dog

March 23, 2018

We all imagine the day we will be able to turn off the alarm, roll over and start the day when we want to. Ah, to dream about retirement. No one knows for sure if assistance dogs dream about their retirement, but there will come a time when a service dog will no longer be […]

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What kind of service dog is that? Genesis Explains!

August 14, 2017

One of the most frequently asked questions of our clients and puppy raisers is “What kind of service dog is that?”  If a Genesis Assistance Dog is accompanying his human who is in a wheelchair the answer may appear obvious. In reality, the answer is much more complicated that many people realize.  People who are […]

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Welcome Atticus! Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. Introduces Our Newest Arrival!

August 12, 2017

The Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. family is thrilled beyond words as it introduces our newest arrival! Welcome Atticus! Atticus joins us from the amazing Cloud 9 Goldens in DeLand, Florida.  Under the watchful and loving eyes of Megan Cloudman and her daughters Emily and Izzy, Atticus and his siblings spent the first 8 weeks of […]

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Lake’s Training Continues: Focus Is Key!

July 21, 2017

As Lake’s training continues: focus is key! One of the things that amazes people when they encounter an assistance dog out in the world is the dogs ability to ignore the distractions of everyday life going on around them.  Assistance dogs must be able to remain completely committed and on task to provide optimal service […]

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Mason, Eagle and Thai at Mounts Botanical Garden

Assistance Dogs: The Different Types of Service They Provide

July 5, 2017

At Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. we believe that being an educational resource for our community is an important component of what we do. Whenever you see one our dogs around town either with one of our clients, or any of our puppy raisers accompanied by a puppy in training, you are seeing a Mobility Assistance […]

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Lake’s Growing Into a Wonderful Assistance Dog!

May 7, 2017

Lake’s growing into a wonderful assistance dog.  His training is advancing beautifully. It’s hard to believe he’s almost 10 months old already. Lake has moved on to our next Genesis puppy raiser family and is keeping very busy.  The Burger family includes Lake in every errand and outing and he loves every minute. His ongoing […]

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Lake’s Training is Progressing Beautifully!

March 22, 2017

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. knows that training a puppy can be the most challenging and yet the most rewarding road you’ll ever travel! Lake’s training is no exception. Training a puppy on his journey to becoming an assistance dog takes an extra dash of patience, a slathering of compassion and a total commitment to excellence. […]

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Determining if a puppy is a viable candidate.

December 10, 2016

Lake is an amazing puppy!  Now we at Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. say that about all of our dogs because it’s the truth; but Lake really is something special! One of the most frequently asked questions we hear when we are out in the community with any of our dogs is: “How do you choose […]

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A Gift – A New Puppy – A Florida Assistance Dog in Training

October 20, 2016

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. was blessed by the arrival of an 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy on September 25, 2016. Lake’s journey to Genesis and being a Florida assistance dog in training was one born of the love of a mother wanting to do something significant in memory of her son who had passed […]

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