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Bridging the gap between disability and ability.

The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs (JLAD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising and training assistance dogs and placing them in positions of service.

Our mission is to provide a skilled, devoted companion to support and assist a person living with disabilities -- creating a cohesive team focused on building a life of greater freedom and independence.

Assistance dogs provide the perfect combination of companionship, obedience, usefulness and affection. Persons with disabilities rely on these special animals to perform a multitude of tasks and provide practical aid. Our dogs also work as dog-assisted and social-support therapists.

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When an ideal match is made, the mobility and freedom the dogs' efforts afford, help provide a new and profound sense of independence to the owner, creating a pathway toward a safer and more empowering way of living.  paw print

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
JLAD just received certification from Assistance Dogs International. This INTERNATIONAL organization only certifies the best of the best service dog organizations! We are very proud!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hannah's mom, a veteran, received one of our "Joy dogs." As a thank you Hannah did her senior project to present Joys of Living Assistance Dogs to the community of Imbler, Oregon.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Service dogs in training got some first-hand experience with some first responders Thursday at the Keizer fire station to let the dogs get used to the sights and sounds of emergency crews.
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