Autism Support Dogs
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
Community Agency
The mission of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is to meet the growing demand for professionally trained Guide Dogs and Autism Support Dogs for citizens of British Columbia and Alberta, and PTSD Service Dogs for citizens of British Columbia. At all times we meet or exceed international standards as established by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
Autism Support Dogs provide professionally trained dogs to children with profound autism ages 3-10 and their families at no cost. Autism Support Dog can increase safety and security of a child with moderate to profound autism. The child's parent holds the dog's leash while the child is physically tethered to the dog via a safety harness. This prevents the child from bolting or wandering off. Having an Autism Support Dog can improve the child's participation in education, social and leisure activities because the dog may reduce the stress associated with these situations.
Mental Health|Safety
Age Range:
School Age (5-18)