Who Are We?
Who Are We? What Do We Do?
The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose membership is comprised primarily of service dog teams and trainers living in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The organization acts as a resource for owners of service animals, providing mutual support for one another. Our membership includes owners of hearing dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, family members, caregivers and trainers. Our activities are designed to promote opportunities for education, both for the community as well as for the service dog teams.
The Mission of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound is to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment for persons with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs and to provide educational opportunities for the local business community and the general public, including persons dedicated to the raising and training of assistance dogs.
ADC Board Members 2017
Sara Keck Biesold
At-Large Board Members
Janelle Ellen, Diane Funai, Pat Kessler
The Assistance Dog Club is primarily an organization that provides support to individuals in Tacoma/Seattle area of WA State. At the beginning of each August, ADC begins our annual membership drive. We encourage both our current members and also our friends to begin to think about next year’s membership so that you can choose the membership option that would most suit your needs. A notice will be sent out when our membership drive begins. If you have not received a notification, please contact us at that time and we will get the information to you.
Each year membership packets are sent out to current members as well as to those who have indicated an interest in membership in our organization. If any of our readers are interested in membership in the ADC, the different categories are listed in the packet. You will be required to attend two meetings and receive sponsorship from one of our members. Once that requirement is met you can submit your membership application at your second meeting.
If you are partnered with a service dog you will be asked to submit a veterinary form so that we know that your dog is healthy, free of fleas, worms, etc. You may download the Vet Form right here.
Membership packets will be mailed to you after you contact the club at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We encourage you to think about which membership category will work best for you.