WITH YOUR HELP, THIS YEAR WE WILL…
Provide a highly trained service dog to assist a local child or adult
Service dogs can be life-changing for a person with a disability. They can detect seizures, calm an autistic child, assist the blind, hard of hearing or mobility impaired with everyday tasks and so much more! The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation offers grants up to $10,000 each toward the purchase and training of a service dog to assist a local resident. Your donation will allow us to provide one or more of these grants each year.
Expand our therapy dog program
Therapy Dogs “Sophie” and “Missy” visit the Paul Pratt Library, area colleges and nursing facilities. She is also available to make visits to individuals upon request. Each Spring, we bring several therapy dog teams to the Paul Pratt Library for Deer Hill Reading Day with Mrs. Clark’s class. Our Therapy Dog teams are also available for presentations to Scout Troops, schools and individual classrooms. To meet increasing demand, we hope to fund the training and certification of additional therapy dog teams in the coming year.
“Many residents in both Assisted Living and Memory Care here at Sunrise really miss having a dog of their own. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to interact with the therapy dogs, bringing back fond memories and often sparking great conversation. Sophie is perfect because of her gentle and calm disposition. Her visits really brighten up our residents’ day.” – Dana Hills, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, Sunrise Assisted Living.
Continue to fund Cohasset’s police K-9 program
Cohasset’s K-9 team has successfully tracked a missing adult, located an autistic child who had wandered several blocks from home, apprehended a suspect in a hit-and-run accident and detected illegal narcotics. Every Cohasset resident benefits from this important town asset. In service to Cohasset and surrounding communities for 5 years now, we remain committed to meeting the financial needs of this valuable community asset. Veterinary expenses remain the bulk of the program’s costs. Keeping K-9 Erik in top form is our highest priority.
“The costs of our K-9 programs are not covered in the Police Department’s operating budget, so we rely on the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation to keep this program running. All of K-9 Erik’s veterinary care, special patrol equipment and custom outfitting of the K-9 vehicle are paid for by the foundation. Without the continued support of the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation, we would have an extremely difficult time funding one of our most valuable resources.” – Acting Chief of Police William Quigley
— Donations can be sent to Cohasset Working Dog Foundation, PO Box 45, Cohasset, MA 02025