Atlas helps people and their dogs every single day.
We do this with the incredible support and partnership of our volunteers, trainers, clients and donors.
Below are just a few of the stories from some of our amazing clients who we have the privilege to work with.
These stories remind us that service dogs do much more than tasks for day to day survival. These dogs ensure that their human partner has the opportunity to live a full and meaningful life with joy and dignity. These stories also speak to the quality of life we want our service dogs to have, and that they too have time to rest and play and truly enjoy the job they are doing.
Molly was just 19 when she developed a seizure disorder and her life changed overnight. Hear her story about her journey training her service dog, how he ensures she can have an independent life, and how she now focuses full time helping others who would similarly benefit from a service dog.
Ellen has struggled with mental health issues for decades. Learn more about what the process was like training her own dog to understand more about the challenges our clients face, and how her dog has helped keep her safe every day.
Alison struggles with severe anxiety due to childhood trauma. Find out how her service dog makes a difference every day and has been a much more effective treatment for her than medications or therapy alone.
Mike, one of the founders of Atlas, knows just how much difference a service dog can make. He has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis for more than 30 years, and thanks to his service dog is able to be active in the things he loves in life. Find out how he and his dog work as partners, caring for each other.