community service program. Throughout the year, members
and their dogs are seen at events in the community so that
people can see the benefits of a well trained dog. TDOC
members and dogs currently participate in the
demonstrations at summer children's camps, and other
These dogs visit nursing homes, rehab programs, facilities
for people with developmental disabilities and a number of
other settings to bring joy to other people. TDOC dogs are
certified through Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.
org) or the Delta Society (www.deltasociety.org).
Shelter Dog Classes
community by offering classes to dogs adopted from the
Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center, our
local shelter. Trained dogs are far more likely to have a
successful adoption. Some shelter dogs who have come
through TDOC's classes have received AKC numbers and
they compete (and win!!) in obedience competitions. The
TDOC shelter program has been featured in nationally
recognized dog magazines.