August 2021 Updates

August 2021 Updates

Summer Continues with More Exciting News

As summer progresses, many exciting opportunities continue to come around. And we are excited to share them with you!

In today’s newsletter, discover our unique and exciting scholarship opportunities for veterans wishing to train their own service dog. You know about our client certification program, find out more about our program for those who train our clients and how you can join our next cohort.

First, a sincere thank everyone who contributed to our Summer Fundraiser. We raised over $14,500! Thanks to your generosity and these funds, we will be able to support even more disabled people as they they work towards training their life-changing service dog.

A golden retriever laying on the floor. In front of him is "thank you" spelled out in kibble

Scholarships in our Cohort Model With Growing Veterans Now Available for Veterans in Washington State!

A black service dog looking up as a person in a military uniform pets his headThanks to an incredible partnershipwith Growing Veterans, and a very generous donor, we have the opportunity to support at least five veterans wishing to train their dog as a service dog at reduced to no cost. This model is unique as we will incorporate a cohort model. Handlers will not only get the support from their Team Facilitators, but also from their peers and participate in group trainings at Growing Veterans’ location in Lynden, WA. To qualify for this program, you must be able to attend twice a month trainings at Growing Veterans, and meet all of Atlas’ typical client certification program criteria. Please contact for more information!

Become an Atlas Team Facilitator

Want to be part of the process of training a service dog team? Consider become an Atlas Team Facilitator!

Team Facilitators:

  • Are volunteers who make a real difference
  • Get extensive free training and mentoring 
  • Work directly with Atlas clients as they train their service dog

Here is what just one of our Atlas Facilitators and Certified trainers had to say about the program:

“I highly encourage anyone thinking of getting into service dog work to consider the Team Facilitator program. I was assigned a client with full support from the Atlas Assistance Dog team. I got hands on practice and it made the course content applicable in real life. Thank you Atlas Assistance Dog Team for helping me make this dream a reality.” 
– Linda, Atlas Team Facilitator and Atlas Certified Trainer

Join our next cohort of facilitators. Applications will close September 15th!

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