Independence & Hope
Our clients are strengthening their independence.
It's amazing what a service dog can do to help children and adults find the confidence needed to live their lives to the fullest. Here are some amazing stories.
Many people find stability, confidence, and hope through the love and assistance of their service dog.
We've been blessed to work with so many people, families, and dogs! Here are just a few stories of how our service dogs have impacted the lives of others.
I am very thankful for the opportunity and the skillset ICAN has given me and for the confidence I now feel for my future.”
In Team Training, Olivia took a few steps with Ally and we were so thrilled … Ally truly taught Olivia how to walk. The walker now sits in our garage collecting dust as Olivia no longer needs it! … ICAN provides hope but it also provides so much more. ICAN gave us Ally, and Ally gave us a miracle.”
My life is now more structured and disciplined because I need to provide structure and consistency to the dog. I’ve become more patient because I have to work at the dog’s pace for learning, and not my own. This program is a pocket of hope in an environment of sorrow and despair.”
When I first met [my dog] Ben, I instantly felt happiness come over me ... He came right up to me, and I instantly felt at ease as Ben and I started to get to know each other … I feel that [Ben] is allowing me to return to a much more normal lifestyle, with less pain from not having to do things on my own. And he has made a positive impact on my emotional state, because I now have someone looking out for me 24/7 and helping me cope … I honestly feel that this opportunity is a blessing from God and that I am finally starting to climb out of the hole I have been in for so many years.”