Canine Training Center

Our service and therapy dogs create independence for people with disabilities.

Facility Layout

Capital Campaign

Our assistance dogs’ graduation success rate has increased 25% and the capabilities of our programming have expanded. Creating a larger workspace will enhance consumer learning and offer greater training opportunities for our dogs.

New Partners

We will share the standalone building with Agility Angels, a local nonprofit that uses the sport of dog agility to help individuals with autism develop social skills, enhance their physical abilities, and gain self-confidence. With similar missions and programming benefiting the disability community, this partnership will improve consumer outcomes for both organizations.


The total cost of this project is $1.4 million. Recently, we secured generous funds from an estate, which helped us move closer to our project funding goal. We have also received additional support from The Ability Center’s Supporting Organization and have obtained a leadership pledge for the community phase of the program.

Donor Recognition

The Building Better Together community phase of the campaign will raise $150,000.

Major gift naming opportunities include:

  • Agility Training Area – $50,000
  • Assistance Dogs Training Area – Sponsored
  • Conference/Classroom – $25,000
  • Consumer Service Center – $25,000

Other major gift categories include:

  • Mighty Maple – $20,000
  • Giant Oak – $15,000
  • Proud Pine – $10,000
  • Emerald Elm – $5,000
  • Supportive Sapling – $1,000

Current donors

Andersons Supporting Organization
Brown & Brown of Ohio
Charitable Foundation Findley
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Lott-Conlon Foundation
Owens Corning Charitable Foundation*
Rotary Club of Toledo
Trinity Door Systems*
Trust Company
Family Offices Vin Devers
Waite-Brand Foundation
* in-kind

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Show your support for Assistance Dogs and Agility Angels by sponsoring a section of the building or purchasing a commemorative plaque. Honor a family member or dog that has passed, celebrate a working Assistance Dogs pair, or show your appreciation for the organization. Recognition plaques are $500 and $1,000 depending on size.

Improving Lives, Providing Independence

Service Dog

Service dogs help with physical tasks such as picking up objects, removing clothing, or opening doors

Therapy Dog Icon

Therapy dogs offer comfort at home for individuals with autism

School Facility Dog Icon

School facility dogs are a calming presence in stressful academic and social environments

Donor Wall

*Shown here is the donor wall that will be displayed in the new building.

With your contribution, people with disabilities can achieve independence.