Custom Canines Service Dog Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting lasting partnerships between highly skilled service dogs and individuals with diverse disabilities and impairments who rely on companionship to enhance their quality of life.
Through its Heroes for Heroes program, Custom Canines pairs trained service dogs with veterans to aid them in their healing and wellness journey after serving our country. Upon returning home, many veterans experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other debilitating mental health diagnoses. Service dogs help these individuals by providing stability and emotional support during stressful situations. Matches are selected based on the owner’s capabilities, lifestyle, mobility, personality, and psychological needs. For veterans who have a dog at home, owner training services are available to assist the dog in taking on a larger, more significant role in their owner’s life.
County Prestress, through the Sonnentag Foundation, provides Custom Canines the resources to train and pair service dogs with heroes. The company’s involvement with the Sonnentag Foundation aligns with its Vision for Success, Stability, and Support. Each year, the Sonnentag Foundation supports dozens of worthy organizations and causes in four service areas, including Hunger and Homelessness Support, Military Personnel and Veteran Support, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Assault Services, and Youth Mentoring and Skills Building.