Illini Service Dogs
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The Illini Service Dogs was founded in 2010 by Bridget Evans. Our organization is the first of it’s kind, giving students the opportunity to train mobility service dogs from puppyhood to placement. Our volunteers also become advocates striving to bring awareness of disability culture and laws.
Upon completion of the program, the dogs master over 40 commands, a few of which include picking up objects, turning on lights, and helping someone who has fallen. Each of our dogs is then placed with a person who has a physical disability free of charge.
Students will have the enriching experience of training a dog for a person with a disability while gaining knowledge of disability culture and disability rights.
For more information, visit the Illini Service Dogs website.
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