Florida Dog Guides F.T.D. ( For The Disabled )

            Beginners/ Puppy Class  $50 for First Class For Rescued Dogs.                                                     

      Florida Dog Guides  F.T.D. Inc.       
Our program trains Hearing, Service, Veterans, Specialty Dogs for Florida's Deaf, Legally Deaf and Physically Challenged Residents .

"We are an in-home training program and we train the deaf, legally deaf and physically challenged person how to train their own dog."  - Arlene Dickinson -

In 1999, the program purchased a four acre horse farm, in Manatee County Florida. The location was converted to an Assistance Dog Training School.

The funding sources for the program continue to depend on public sources as they did in 1984 when the organization was founded. We do not use government grants, and our benefactors each have a page on our site as a thank you to them.  If you would like to donate to our program please let us know. We are a community program with outreach programs to assist our disabled neighbors. 

 We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are recognized as tax deductible for the donor

Points to Ponder:

* Our School is a Hurricane Shelter  for Service Dogs and their owners.

* The program has OVER 1000 “certified teams” working in the state of Florida 

*There is an average of 50 approved applications on the waiting list. 

*When one team is “certified”, and the training is completed, a team on the waiting list begins the training program. Teams are  beginning training each and every month thanks to generous donations.