Handi-Dogs: Serving the Greater Tucson Arizona Area
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Note: Our front office will be closed on Mondays in March. It will be open Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm. (Saturday training classes will still be held.)
If you are looking for information about our spring fundraiser, Doggie Shorts - A Furry Film Fest, please click here.
Handi-Dogs is dedicated to helping older adults and people with disabilities gain independence and improve their quality of life through specialized training of dogs and to advocate about the important role of service dogs.
Service/Assistance Dogs A Service Dog is a dog that has been individually trained to assist an individual with a disability. With proper training, these dogs have public access rights.
Watch our short video produced by Video Creations.
Our Core Values:
Integrity: We will do what we say, we will be accountable for our actions, and we will strive to make decisions that are equitable and in the best interest of individuals (people and dogs) and the community.
Service to others: We recognize our work is to help others live healthier and happier lives and to build a stronger community – it is not self-serving.
Knowledge: We will strive to be the ‘subject matter experts’ by staying abreast of changes in laws, perceptions, and best practices for training service, therapy, companion, and other assistance dogs.
Communication: We will share information and ideas, and maintain transparency of our organization’s operational, programmatic and financial status.
Teamwork: We embrace that success is dependent on people/dogs working together for their mutual benefit, and that greater good is achieved by people working together rather than independently – both internally within the organization and externally with others in the community.
Collaboration: We recognize that greater good is best achieved by working together with others – individuals, groups, organizations, etc.
Respect: We appreciate and honor donor’s intention, differing points of view, people’s individuality, for dogs, for the relationship between people and their dogs.