The Exceptional Sidekick is proud to offer Psychiatric Service Dogs, free of charge, to teens and adults struggling with a disability. While that is our main purpose we are also honored to be able to certify Therapy Dogs, Facility Dogs, and Owner Trained Service Dogs.
We call Newtown, CT our home and for good reason. Our dogs have been welcomed into the community and school system which in turn helps us to provide the best dogs possible. Our service dogs have been the driving force behind empowering young adults to go to college, helping teachers return to school, and transforming teens into outgoing peer support advocates.
Our wonderful Puppy Raisers are the driving force behind turning these puppies into exceptional Service Dogs. They take our dogs to work, after school activities, classes, kayaking, and on family vacations. To find out if Puppy Raising is a good fit for you visit our Volunteer section.
We are always looking for donations of genetically sound and biddable puppies. If you are a breeder or know of a breeder that would like to contribute to our program please reach out through our contact page. If you work in rescue and have found a year old dog that you believe would be a good fit for the program and the dog is local to CT please reach out through our contact page.
Sometimes our dogs don’t want to be working dogs. We always put the dogs needs first which means that they will be released as pets. Click here to apply for one of these exceptional dogs.