Purpose-bred dogs

Our dogs are "purpose-bred."  What does this mean?


Our "purpose-bred" dogs are bred specially for their temperament and health. Canine Guardians does not train rescued or shelter dogs, as few are fit for the service-dog program, whether because of their difficult temperament or poor health. It takes a lot of time, energy, and cost to train a service dog. We appreciate our donors' financial support and invest in dogs fit for success in this service; rescue dogs more than likely won't succeed, or at best, would take a great deal more to train properly. In this case, clients waiting for a dog would have to wait significantly longer. 

‚ÄčOur dogs are bred to live long lives in order to serve their owners for as many years as possible.

At Canine Guardians our mission is to provide trained service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of disabled veterans, veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), diabetics, children with cancer and children with reading difficulties.

See also

Rochelle Heskett, President

Katrinka Ruk, Vice-President

Nancy Lahr, Secretary

Heather Johnson, Treasurer



Board of directors

Our MISSION

At Canine Guardians our mission is to provide trained service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of disabled veterans, veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), children and adults with physical disabilities or special needs, children with cancer, foster children and children with reading difficulties.