Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In 2008 Mike and Sheri Gail Folsom made the decision to start giving a portion of every move to an organization that would protect and help animals. In 2010, they found Freedom Service Dogs literally around the block from their Englewood, Colorado location and they reached out to learn more about the non-profit organization.
They liked what they saw and Freedom Service Dogs became the group that their donations went to. Cowboy Moving & Storage is an ongoing corporate sponsor in excess of $50,000+ in monetary contributions towards the training of service dogs.
The dogs used in the Freedom Service Dogs program come from shelters and rescue groups. The dogs are trained to help people with mobility impairment must overcome challenges of life’s simplest tasks. The act of picking up dropped keys, a pen, or opening a door and turning on a light, or getting the remote control can be a difficult task for someone with a mobility impairment. Freedom Service dogs can even be trained to provide balance to assist with transferring to and from a wheelchair. At any given point there are upwards of 50+ people on their wait list for a service dog.
Freedom Service Dogs is nonprofit funded by charitable giving. The group does not charge clients for the services they provide and they provide lifetime support for each service dog.
Please consider joining Mike and Sheri Gail Folsom in supporting this wonderful organization that not only enhances the lives of the disabled, but through their programs provide humane education, disabilities awareness, character development for at-risk youth, and rehabilitation therapy. And beyond all of that, Freedom Service Dogs is rescuing dogs from all over the country and giving them a new life, a new purpose and basically saving unwanted dogs from shelters and giving them a second chance.