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Our Organization

Service Dogs Alabama provides medical and psychiatric assistance dogs to children, adults, and Veterans with disabilities as well as Facility Dogs trained in intervention and behavior disruption for schools, courtrooms, and State Departments where stress is prevalent. 

The organization dates back to 2010 when Frances McGowin and Ashley Taylor founded the K-9s 4 Kids Service Dog training program under the nonprofit umbrella of Easter Seals Alabama.  Service Dogs Alabama was incorporated as an independent non-profit organization in 2015.  

Service Dogs Alabama (SDA) has at least 50 dogs in training at various stages at all times.