Welcome to Wilderwood Service Dogs. You are about to embark on a very private and intense journey. As you weigh the pros and cons of bringing a service dog into your life or the life of a loved one, please consider the following: The first year of your life with a service dog will be very intense and labor intensive. The same amount of time, patience and attention will be required of you as though you had brought home a new born baby. Our service dogs are highly trained and many things go into making the very best match for you. However, you and you alone are the key to the success of the service dog once he/she arrives in your home. The dog will test your limits, your patience and stress you and/or your child. They will do odd things, not respond at times and take a minimum of six months to bond with your family. Consistency, daily training, time commitments and patience will be required of you. Without these the “working team” will fail. If however, some hard work and an ability to laugh at the unexpected is a challenge you are up for, then our service dogs are truly miraculous. When you make the leap, and see it through, they will truly change the lives of everyone around them.
Wilderwood Staff are highly skilled in various areas to make your journey as easy as possible. We have medical experts who understand you or your child’s medical/behavioral symptoms. Wilderwood’s trainers are some of the best in the nation and will bring out the exact skills in your dog to most efficiently help you.
We at Wilderwood understand that fundraising is a daunting task. Wilderwood walks with our families every step of the way in the funding process. We have resources, contacts and materials dedicated solely to helping you reach your financial goal. We look forward to serving you and providing you with the best service dog available in the industry.