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Who We Are as commands unique to service dogs. includes basic obedience training, Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs (AGS) AGS members also provide services to socializing the puppy with people and is a student-run organization at Texas the community via education and other dogs, and providing unconditional A&M University that began in 1997. Our therapy-dog programs. love. After training concludes, puppies purpose is to educate about, fundraise are donated to a nationally-recognized for, and promote the training and use of What a Service Dog Is service dog training school for phase service dogs and to increase awareness A service dog is a dog that has been two. AGS has a partnership with Canine about how these animals help the specially trained to assist people with Crossroads who donates some of our individuals with disabilities who use disabilities. Service dogs are legally puppies and then takes them through them. defined (Americans With Disabilities Act, phase two training once they graduate 1990) as dogs trained to meet the from our program. disability-related needs of their handlers who have disabilities. Federal laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places. Service animals are not pets. Puppy Raisers Puppy Raisers are carefully selected from the university student body and local What We Do community members who are given a The main goal of AGS is to train puppies Community Education puppy to train for 12 – 18 months. to become service dogs. With the help of The AGS Education Pack would love to During this time, the Puppy Raisers are Puppy Raisers, puppies learn how to come and talk to you! It provides responsible for phase one training which obey and behave in public places, as well presentations and hands-on demonstrations to all age groups. Sponsor a puppy – For $25 or more, you can sponsor a puppy for one full year. Therapy Dogs You will receive monthly progress Therapy dogs are pets whose owners reports and a photo. Your money will go travel to local hospitals, nursing homes directly toward supplies and vet care for and schools to provide hope and the puppy in training. happiness. These visits are fun for the therapy dog team and those they visit. Donate a puppy – We evaluate all Aggieland Pets with a Purpose provides puppies mixed or pure bred between the us with such opportunities. ages of eight weeks to sixteen weeks. Fundraising Buy your own t-shirt – Show your Taking a puppy through our program supports for AGS by sporting one of our costs about $1500 for each puppy. AGS t-shirts. Available in S, M, L, and XL. Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs uses fundraising to help curb the cost. Texas A&M University We also accept monetary donations. Make a donation – AGS is in need of Student Organization Finance Center money, bowls, wire crates, toys, vet #942110 How You Can Help services, leashes, collars, towels, arts P.O. Box 5688 Aggieland Station Join AGS! - We hold biweekly meetings, and crafts supplies, and computer paper. College Station, TX 77844-9081 weekly socializations, monthly socials, and monthly fundraising events. You can firstname.lastname@example.org participate through therapy, puppy http://ags.tamu.edu raising, or puppy sitting among other fun activities.
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