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Canine Support Teams Charity Profile
Canine Support Teams (CST) is a California based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides specially trained dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness. (Tax ID# 33-0434821)
Service dogs are placed with people who use wheelchairs, walkers, crutches or canes. They are taught to assist their partners by pulling manual wheelchairs, turning lights on and off, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving dropped or hard to reach items, making purchases or banking transactions, opening and closing doors and drawers, barking to get help and providing stability for walking. In addition, these dogs help to serve as an ice-breaker in public situations and provide constant companionship for their partners.
Assisted Service work for individuals who can manage their dogs with help from another person, caregiver or attendant. Assisted Service have all the skills associated with Service Dogs.
Social dogs are placed with individuals, in nursing homes or in group care facilities. Interaction with dogs have been proven to have a strong, positive psychological impact.
All dogs accepted into the training program must pass rigorous health and temperament tests. These dogs are either part of the CST breeding program or are donated by private breeders. Canine Support Teams is a volunteer organization.Almost all skill, labor and help of every kind is provided by people who volunteer their time and energy.
Canine Support Teams Volunteer Information
Canine Support Teams is possible through the help of volunteers.We need your help now.