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Many dogs living in shelters have great potential to change a person’s life.

Our mission at  Diamonds in the Ruff

is to help realize this potential by bringing dogs in need together with the people that need them most.

Diamonds in the Ruff (DITR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by disability through one of our three mission pathways: Emotional Support & Companion Dogs, Therapy Dog Candidates, Service Dog Candidates.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the far reaching positive benefits of human-animal interactions. Amongst animals, dogs are unique in their ability to bond and to work with us, making them ideal partners in health and wellness. Studies show that dogs have the ability to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation through offering unconditional love and companionship. They can also motivate us to engage in mentally and physically challenging tasks. Even brief interactions with dogs can have positive physiological benefits including reduction in heart rate and blood pressure and increase in oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone. When trained for service work, a dog becomes an instrumental partner to a person with a disability, performing tasks that enable them to live life to the fullest. Whether a loving companion or a highly trained service animal, dogs can improve our lives in countless ways.

A message to our visitors....

We are currently in the process of building our on-line presence to bring you a complete understanding of the mission and goals of Diamonds in the Ruff, and to provide on-line access to the components necessary in precision-matching your needs and personality to a canine companion who will help you the very most.

 

 

There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the far reaching positive benefits of human-animal interactions. Amongst animals, dogs are unique in their ability to bond and to work with us, making them ideal partners in health and wellness. Studies show that dogs have the ability to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation through offering unconditional love and companionship. They can also motivate us to engage in mentally and physically challenging tasks. Even brief interactions with dogs can have positive physiological benefits including reduction in heart rate and blood pressure and increase in oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone. When trained for service work, a dog becomes an instrumental partner to a person with a disability, performing tasks that enable them to live life to the fullest. Whether a loving companion or a highly trained service animal, dogs can improve our lives in countless ways.

Many dogs living in shelters have great potential to change a person’s life.

Our mission at  Diamonds in the Ruff

is to help realize this potential by bringing dogs in need together with the people that need them most.

Diamonds in the Ruff (DITR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by disability through one of our three mission pathways: Emotional Support & Companion Dogs, Therapy Dog Candidates, Service Dog Candidates.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the far reaching positive benefits of human-animal interactions. Amongst animals, dogs are unique in their ability to bond and to work with us, making them ideal partners in health and wellness. Studies show that dogs have the ability to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation through offering unconditional love and companionship. They can also motivate us to engage in mentally and physically challenging tasks. Even brief interactions with dogs can have positive physiological benefits including reduction in heart rate and blood pressure and increase in oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone. When trained for service work, a dog becomes an instrumental partner to a person with a disability, performing tasks that enable them to live life to the fullest. Whether a loving companion or a highly trained service animal, dogs can improve our lives in countless ways.

Service Dog Candidates  |  Emotional Support & Companion Dogs

Therapy Dog Candidates

Diamonds in the Ruff (DITR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by disability through one of our three mission pathways: Emotional Support & Companion Dogs, Therapy Dog Candidates, Service Dog Candidates.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the far reaching positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

Amongst animals, dogs are unique in their ability to bond and to work with us, making them ideal partners in health and wellness. Studies show that dogs have the ability to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation through offering unconditional love and companionship. They can also motivate us to engage in mentally and physically challenging tasks. Even brief interactions with dogs can have positive physiological benefits including reduction in heart rate and blood pressure and increase in oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone. When trained for service work, a dog becomes an instrumental partner to a person with a disability, performing tasks that enable them to live life to the fullest. Whether a loving companion or a highly trained service animal, dogs can improve our lives in countless ways.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 3.3 million dogs enter shelters across the United States each year.

Our organization is committed to enhancing lives on both sides of the human-animal equation. Giving abandoned, neglected, and displaced dogs opportunities to play central roles in the lives of those impacted by disability as beloved pets, friends, and life partners is a mandate of DITR.

Many dogs living in shelters have great potential to change a person’s life.

Our mission at  Diamonds in the Ruff

is to help realize this potential by bringing dogs in need together with the people that need them most.

A message to our visitors....

We are currently in the process of building our on-line presence to bring you a complete understanding of the mission and goals of Diamonds in the Ruff, and to provide on-line access to the components necessary in precision-matching your needs and personality to a canine companion who will help you the very most.

 

 

Service Dog Candidates

Emotional Support & Companion Dogs

Therapy Dog Candidates

Diamonds in the Ruff (DITR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by disability through one of our three mission pathways: Emotional Support & Companion Dogs, Therapy Dog Candidates, Service Dog Candidates.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the far reaching positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

Amongst animals, dogs are unique in their ability to bond and to work with us, making them ideal partners in health and wellness. Studies show that dogs have the ability to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation through offering unconditional love and companionship. They can also motivate us to engage in mentally and physically challenging tasks. Even brief interactions with dogs can have positive physiological benefits including reduction in heart rate and blood pressure and increase in oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone. When trained for service work, a dog becomes an instrumental partner to a person with a disability, performing tasks that enable them to live life to the fullest. Whether a loving companion or a highly trained service animal, dogs can improve our lives in countless ways.

Many dogs living in shelters have great potential to change a person’s life.

Our mission at  Diamonds in the Ruff

is to help realize this potential by bringing dogs in need together with the people that need them most.