75 Dyment Road
Barrie, Ontario,

Cope Service Dogs

COPE Service Dogs increase the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities, help high school kids become leaders, overcome challenges and stay in school, and young children become motivated to read.

COPE is a community-based organization. Through the generous support of sponsors, students, teachers and volunteers, our circle of service works together to improve the lives people living with mobility issues and disabilities, high school and elementary students, and seniors.

The circle begins with our instructors as a new litter of puppies begins their training program at between 3 and 4 weeks of age. When they are ready to leave their mother, puppies are matched to trained volunteer puppy raiser families who will care for them for the next two years, as they learn to be service dogs in the high-school based Canines in the Classroom program.

At school, COPE instructors, supported by teachers and principals, teach high school students to become proficient trainers. As students train their canine partners, they also learn to develop leadership and employability skills, and extend the circle to seniors, and elementary students in our Reading Buddy program

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  • "COPE Service Dogs is very thankful to Guys That Give for their wonderful donation that we received to help us with our veterinary costs. As well as keeping all our dogs in good health with regular ve..."

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  • "As well as keeping all our dogs in good health with regular veterinary care, four months ago, one of well-loved dogs was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening condition. A costly, major surgery w..."

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