What Are Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs?
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs assist persons who are blind or visually impaired
Hearing Dogs: Hearing dogs assist persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by alerting their owners to sounds.
Service Dogs: Service Dogs are individually trained to assist people with both visible and invisible disabilities to enable them to lead more independent lives.
The mission of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADCPS) is to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment that will enhance the partnership of persons
with disabilities and their assistance dogs.
Membership and/or Newsletter
ADC submits enrollment to IAADP for Partner Members only during our September membership drive.
~ Partner Membership: (Voting Member) $40.00
*A person applying for a new partner membership must attend two (2) meetings.
~ Friend membership: (Voting Member) $40.00 with IAADP membership to receive Partner's Forum and $30.00 without IAADP.
with a SD or SDIT.
~ Bi-Monthly Newsletter Subscription is $25 for one year.
ADC takes the health and safety of our assistance dogs and membership requirements
very seriously. Those requirements include that all assistance dogs have had a recent
fecal exam, is free of worms, use a preventative flea treatment and be current on all of
their shots. If you wish to visit an ADC meeting and you have an assistance dog,
please ensure that your dog has recently been tested and is free of worms, fleas, etc.
If you are interested in becoming a member or visiting with us, Click here for ADC’s
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In June of 2010 the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000 to the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound to be used expressly for the purpose of our Emergency Vet Care Fund available to our members. Funding for this grant is provided by the Hayes Family Fund of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. This donation has enabled ADCPS to reinstate the fund used to provide help for assistance dogs belonging to ADCPS members for necessary critical veterinary care.