Little Paws With a Big Job
Grants Assistance for Individuals Who Need an Assistance Dog
Funding for Assistance Dog Placements
The Assistance Dog United Campaign (ADUC) is a health and human welfare organization based in Penngrove, California. Seeking to aid individuals with disabilities, the ADUC Board of Directors raises funds for assistance dog placements, grants to support industry research and development efforts, and provides specific program development projects.
Today, ADUC provides support to the assistance dog industry through:
Fair Distribution of Donations
Fiscal accountability is a high priority, which is why we make sure to distribute all vouchers properly to disabled individuals with financial needs, and that the programs receiving grants are viable.
Vouchers for Assistance Dog User Applicants
Our funding for assistance dog placements is unique since 70% of the donations are earmarked as vouchers. We give these vouchers to the assistance dog user applicant, who can then choose whichever ADUC member provider program they wish to enroll in.
This unique disbursement method was designed to place some fiscal empowerment in the hands of the assistance dog user applicant. This ensures that the provider program is accountable to the applicant for quality service.
Types of Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs provide a significant and meaningful service to people with disabilities or disabling conditions. The different types of assistance dogs include but are not limited to:
Benefits to Individuals With Disabilities
Service dogs compensate for physical limitations by pulling wheelchairs, turning light switches on and off, and picking up dropped or needed items. Guide dogs are trained to maneuver visually impaired individuals around obstacles and across streets. Hearing dogs alert the hearing impaired to sounds that might otherwise go undetected.
All types of assistance dogs provide emotional support for those in need. Individuals with assistance dogs attest that having the dog with them has decreased feelings of social isolation, which is a part of being different in this society.