The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs
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1999 25th St SE, Salem, OR 97302 • Phone (503) 551-4572
  • Service Dogs

    • Service dogs are specifically trained to perform tasks to help mitigate a disability. JLAD service dogs help those living with PTSD and mobility limitations.
  • Owner Trained Assistance Dogs

    • This program is designed for a person that already owns a dog, and is ready to begin training to certify their dog for service work. Dogs must complete specific criteria to be certified as a therapy dog.
  • Owner Trained Therapy Dogs

    • Our Owner Trained Therapy Dog classes are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. Please check back with us at a later date to see when classes will resume. We will update this site when we are ready to accept applications.
  • Career Change Dogs

    • Career Change dogs are those that for one reason or another did not make it into service. They are sold as wonderfully trained family pets, and may not be held out as a service dog.
  • Donations and Sponsorships

    • Your generous donations provide aid with professional training, quality training aids, pet food, veterinary care, help with remedial training and more.
  • Volunteer

    • We can provide service dog training because of the support of our many dedicated volunteers. From administrative assistance to dog trainers, more volunteers are always welcome. Give it a try. You will find it is rewarding work.

Help Through Shopping

You can support Joys of Living Assistance Dogs by shopping at one of these fine retailers. Once you designate us as your beneficiary, every purchase you make while using their program will result in a portion of your purchase price being donated to our efforts to help people in need. Be sure to review each program to make sure your purchases are being applied to their programs.