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Diggity Dogs Service Dogs

679 Mohawk Trail
Shelburne, MA 01370

Diggity Dogs Service Dogs, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization based in Shelburne Falls, MA, provides service dogs and service dog training and support services. We develop dogs’ abilities to sense their guardian’s mental, emotional, neurological and/or physical needs and respond in ways that enable our clients to cope with and overcome challenges that they experience. We create cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with dogs that provide invaluable assistance to disabled individuals.
We are a non-profit organization that trains and places psychiatric, medical alert & mobility service dogs. Every dollar donated makes a difference for an organization like ours. Please take a moment to support our mission! Your help makes all the good work we do possible. Our dogs help clients in so many ways. Explore the types of dogs we produce below to learn more about what we do! Medical Alert Dogs Specialized tasks taught focus on teaching dogs how to react when a medical condition occurs. Responses may include bringing a phone so that their guardian can call for help; staying by their guardian’s side; laying across their guardian’s body; barking to alert someone to the guardian’s condition; licking face of semi-conscious or unconscious guardian in order to rouse them; or finding another person to render assistance. Many dogs are able to warn their guardian of an impending medical event, such as a seizure. Psychiatric Service Dogs Psychiatric Service Dogs assist those with “invisible disabilities” such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, social phobias, autism, developmental delays, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many of our applicants have experienced trauma from combat, physical or sexual abuse or suffer from chronic psychiatric conditions that have limited their ability to thrive in society. Mobility Service Dogs Mobility service dogs assist people with mobility challenges by bringing or carrying the guardian’s belongings, retrieving dropped items, turning on lights, opening doors and drawers, or assisting with chores.
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