Man's Best Friend
American Poodles At Work, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit organizationprimarily dedicated to the training and placement of Service Dogs (formobility assistance) with their human partners. As an unobtrusivehelpmate, a trained dog provides valuable assistance all day, everyday. We also train Social/Therapy dogs (who visit hospitals, schools,nursing homes, etc), and the occasional Search Dog (trained to locatemissing individuals). With each litter, we place a percentage of thepups in working or performance homes, based on temperamentevaluation. We also sometimes have young adult dogs available to homesthat wish to finish specialized training (for any career) on theirown. Email us for informationregarding upcoming litters.
Here at APAW we only provide Poodles. Poodles are underrepresentedamong the assistance dog population and we are doing our part toassure this wonderful breed is available to aid individuals who haveallergies or otherwise prefer the company of a Poodle. We have yearsof experience with Poodle training and are quite convinced that ourfaith in them as assistance animals is well placed. Poodles love to'work' and we love to teach them.
- Live in New England or a surrounding state
- Have dog allergies or otherwise require a Poodle
- Sufficiently demonstrate an ability to care for and handle a dog on their own (possible exceptions for children)
- Seek a Service Dog due to physical limitations OR
- Seek a Social/Therapy Dog to work in a therapeutic capacity OR
- Seek a young dog to raise and train for their specific needs
As our organization grows, we plan to broaden our geographic rangeas well as increase the number of roles we train for.
Throughout this web site we explain much of what goes into breeding,raising, training, and placing dogs for these important workingroles. We have developed a number of useful online videos that you canuse while training your own Service Dog or pet to perform helpfultasks. We hope you enjoy browsing through this information, andwelcome you to contact us with questions, comments, and suggestions.