Welcome to 2016, a year that is starting with enthusiasm and growth for TLCAD. The POOCH program at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility is expanding! What first started with three dogs in the firehouse has now been moved into designated areas inside the facility that will allow TLCAD to train more dogs in less time.
This holiday season, we are grateful for the opportunity to share stories of transformation, of lives saved and changed for the better. Of one dog and his journey from life behind bars to a life that provides the gift of freedom and another, who was given a second chance to brighten the lives of children everyday!
This Thanksgiving we are grateful for our wonderful service dog teams-in-training, and for our dedicated volunteers and supporters, who make independence possible!
This Veterans Day, we would like to share one veteran's journey and here experience with PTSD, the TLCAD service dog that has helped her to heal, and their mission to empower other veterans.
Celebrate the special dog(s) in your life by giving them a new toy, a favorite treat, or just take a nice walk with your furry friend. In light of this week, we would like to introduce our two newest additions, Belle and Donovan!
This Labor Day Weekend take time away from the BBQ and celebrations to support the Wounded Warrior and autism communities by spreading the word on our Tails on Wheels campaign. With your help, we can get our dogs on the Road to Transformation!
It has been an exciting year of change for TLCAD and our new logo captures the spirit of transformation that our service dogs bring to the lives of individuals with disabilities.
TLCAD would like to thank Lee Bertrand Photography for portraying the amazing bond between U.S. Army veteran, Marlene, and her Service Dog, Dante!
"With my Service Dog, Sasha, I have the independence to go places by myself again!"
How an At Ease Service Dog recipient is giving back and bettering the treatment of PTSD for fellow veterans.
TLCAD Service Dog, Willow, is a contestant in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards! You can vote everyday until May 15th, 2015. First place winners for their category win $2,500 towards their charity and the dog with the top votes across all categories will win $5,000 to their charity partner.
An estimated 11-20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TLCAD's At Ease Program is dedicated to transforming the lives of Wounded Warriors with PTSD, TBI and/or mobility issues by placing custom-trained Service Dogs.
TLCAD has a lot to be thankful for this year, including our wonderful dogs in training, dedicated volunteers & supporters, and our strong working Service Dog teams.
On behalf of Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD), I would like to thank you for your continued interest in, loyalty and generosity to our organization. It is because of supporters such as yourself that we are able to continue placing Assistance Dogs in San Diego County with individuals and families whose lives have been changed forever.
TLCAD THANKS you for your generous GIVING!.
Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) is the only organization in San Diego County providing custom-trained Assistance Dogs free of charge to wounded warriors and children with autism.
Assistance Dogs from Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) are true SUPER DOGS year round, and do not need a costume! Our SUPER DOGS receive extensive training until approximately 18 months of age. Then, dependent upon their strengths and talents, SUPER DOGS will receive additional specialized training customized for the specific needs of a child with autism or a wounded warrior.
Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) have their puppies in school year round! The dogs are always being introduced in training to many different environments.
Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) introduces dogs in training to many different environments in order to acclimate them to as many sounds, smells and sights as possible before they go to a child with autism or a veteran needing assistance.
On behalf of Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc., we would like to thank you for your continued interest in, loyalty and generosity to our organization. It is because of supporters such as yourself that we are able to continue placing Assistance Dogs in San Diego County with individuals and families whose lives have been changed forever.
We fondly dedicate this issue of our e-Newsletter in honor of Denny Russell (September 14, 1960 â€“ August 25, 2008).
This issue is dedicated to the very special families of children who have autism.
Because autism is spiking in our communities TLCAD has decided to help where we
know how - training service dogs for these wonderful kids.