The objective of PGI is to train service dogs to assist people with a variety of different disabilities while providing support to encourage independence. PGI educates the public to the benefits of service dogs and encourages animal rescue by obtaining many of our animals from shelters and rescue groups.
- To provide quality service dogs free of charge to adults and children
- Provide exceptional canine health and overall well-being for our dogs
- Create the highest quality match between dog and handler
- Develop a long-term relationship with our alumni and the community
- To educate the public about service dogs through demonstrations
- Ensure proper humane treatment toward people and animals
- Remain open to innovation and change
- Encourage the use of teamwork and good communication
- Show accountability for our actions
- Promote honesty and integrity
- Work toward furthering PGI's mission
PGI’s Primary Focus
Mobility Service Dog
Mobility Service Dogs help by performing functions for a person that is limited by a disability.
- Mobility impairments (wheelchair, unstable walking, balance difficulty)
- Medical Response (Seizures, Epilepsy, Diabetes)
- Visual impairment (Partial site)
- Hearing impairments
- Other physical/mental disabilities
Facilitator Assisted Companion Dog
Facilitator Assisted Companion dogs help individuals with disabilities or other developmental delays and the parent/caregiver is certified to handle the dog.
Facility dogs are Trained to perform animal assisted interventions at a facility: hospitals, medical facilities, nursing homes and other facilities.
- Pediatric outpatient rehab centers
- Veterans outpatient rehab centers
- Juvenile residential homes
- Grade Schools, High schools & Colleges
- Nursing homes