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An assistance dog means a lot

Nothing is more self-evident if you live with a limitation or long-term illness. Your daily activities require more energy, more time and more help. Very simple things are suddenly a big problem. How do you deal with this and what can you do to not have to ask for help every time? An assistance dog can help in a very nice and practical way! That is what we are committed to.

In the Netherlands alone 1.7 million people with motoric disabilities live, 10% of them are younger than 19 years. This realization makes us want to join forces to support the independence and independence of adults and children with disabilities! Unfortunately, there is a waiting list for assistance dogs. It should be shorter, do not you think so? Let us then together ensure that this list is indeed shorter.

Increase self-reliance and freedom

Certainly with a disability it is nice if you do not have to constantly ask everyone for help. Precisely because we know from experience that there is such a nice alternative: the assistance dog. The service dog is a smart and friendly informal carer who leads the way 24/7, provides structure, puts his boss in safety or can help with daily activities. In doing so, he increases the freedom and self-reliance of people with disabilities.

Who are we? An independent foundation of volunteers

The De Hond Kan de Was Doen Foundation is an independent national non-profit foundation. All board members work on a voluntary basis for the foundation. The foundation also has no possessions in the form of buildings or cars and we work very cost-efficiently. We are proud that we are recognized as a General Benefit Organization (ANBI), which is why we like to provide insight into our figures.Gathering funds to fund the team training of assistance dogs and their owners.

Raise funds for the training of assistance dogs

We raise funds for the training of assistance dogs or assistance dogs in the home situation. Such training is costly and in many cases not for the person concerned. The training of an assistance dog takes place by recognized and qualified training schools. Both the dog and his ‘boss’ receive training in the training. That’s why we call it team training. The training in the home situation ensures that the assistance dog immediately offers tailor-made help. The owner at the same time learns to increase his own self-reliance through the training.

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