Categories: General Date: Jan 20, 2010 Title: New Team CertifiedWe are so happy to announce the very FIRST team to pass our certification process since Blessings Unleashed became provisional members of Assistance Dogs International. Cindy & Jonathon Stephenson with assistance dog "Moe" were certified on October 16, 2009. The team scored excellent in every single category! A very big "Thank You" to our trainer Sandy Otto and the team of Jonathon, Cindy and Moe for the hard work and dedication that it took to prepare for the certification process! It was one of the proudest moments of my life to watch my dream become a reality!
Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education. Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas, attend seminars, and conduct business regarding such things as educating the public about Assistance Dogs, and the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with Assistance Dogs, setting standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs, and improving the utilization and bonding of each team. ADI also publishes a newsletter for members and subscribers. If you are a not for profit provider of Assistance Dogs, ADI membership will be a benefit to you, and you can be a part of ADI's mission.
The objective of Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is to: