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KSDS is pleased to announce we not only met our Puppy Challenge, but we exceeded our $10,000 goal!!!

$10,000 goal


A special thanks to our anonymous donor for allowing us this opportunity and to all those who supported KSDS during the Puppy Challenge.


Also, thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate at KSDS Graduation!





KSDS Assistance dogs Inc. is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI). We provide guide dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities and facility dogs that assist professionals in the field of education, counseling, health care, retirement or the legal system. Please follow the links below to find out more about our assistance dogs or to request an application.


If you are seeking an assistance dog in other areas, such as Autism, Alzheimer's, cognitive challenges, diabetes, hearing loss, emotional assistance, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or seizure alert, KSDS encourages you to look into dogs trained at another ADI accredited school. Like KSDS, other ADI accredited schools must meet a strict list of high standards and are frequently reassessed. To find quality assistance dogs that are trained for these specific needs, please visit www.assistancedogsinternational.org



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Our specially trained guide dogs offer mobility assistance for those who are blind or visually impaired.

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These dogs are specifically trained to assist individuals in wheelchairs or with physical disabilities.

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Trained to work alongside a professional, these dogs assist in education, rehabilitation and more.

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24th Annual Phantom Ball December, 2016


Spring Graduation April 1st, 2017


Dog N' Jog
April 2nd, 2017


Pup's Day
April, 2017


Grad Retreat
July 16-18, 2017








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KSDS specializes in promoting independence and inclusion of individuals who are visually impaired or physically disabled, by providing highly-trained canine assistance and support. We also provide facility dogs for professionals who need canine assistance in their respective fields. KSDS is fully-accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

* For more information about our programs or how you can help, please contact us, (785) 325-2256 or lnelson@ksds.org. Our mailing address is 120 W. 7th St., Washington, KS 66968.

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Ways to Donate

There are many ways to donate to KSDS. Donations assist in the operation of KSDS, including the conduction of the specialized training of the assistance dogs.

Online Giving - Making an online donation is secure, fast and easy. We accept VISA and MasterCard. Thank you for your support! Learn more about donating or you can donate below.



The Mission of KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc is to provide professionally trained guide, service and facility dogs for people in need of a canine partner to enhance their independence, to fully function in society and/or to enrich their professional career responsibilities with the ongoing support of our trainers to ensure proficient working partnerships.


*Applicants have the right to be considered for canine assistance regardless of race, sex, religion or creed and other categories protected by local law. All applicants, students and graduates are treated with respect and dignity in their interactions with staff, volunteers and any other constituents of KSDS Inc. Assistance Dogs.

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