Heading into Summer

Do Unto Others Assistance Dogs has moved out into Orlando and beyond - our dogs are being raised in Palm Beach, Orange, Seminole and Volusia Counties in Florida, and one adventurous pup has traveled to Virginia with our RV'ing Executive Director for the summer!

We met hundreds of individuals and their families at the Family Cafe' event and hope to be serving some of them in the near future. We also had our first in-person training event with our new team of puppy raisers and our training team at the Altamonte Mall. Keep your eyes open for our in-training pups in their distinctive burgundy vests! As our pups are growing, they are out and about getting exposures to lots of new public places and spaces.

We are moving into those "dog days of summer", but when you're a D.U.O. dog that's just another day for learning new things - one step closer to becoming someone's service dog

Do Unto Others Assistance Dogs - Empowering Independence! Happy Independence Day!

And we’re OFF!!

Six months ago, Do Unto Others Assistance Dog was an idea; two months ago it was just a listing on a State of Florida website; a month ago we made our public debut and now here we are - off and running!

D.U.O. has gone from zero dogs to seven (7), with two more waiting in the wings. We started with one woman who believed in what we could offer her as a client and today she is joined by three others.

Be careful what you wish for, the good Lord is listening and will provide - people who believe in our mission of empowering independence with a well-trained service dog partner; people willing to offer their time as puppy raiser team members, and board members, and seamstresses, and cheerleaders; people willing to provide the dollars needed to start, and begin to run a business. We are well and truly blessed!

Check back in a month, or six, and see just how much more progress Do Unto Others Assistance Dogs has made. For now, look out world, we're OFF and RUNNING!!

Let’s Go!

Do you remember the feeling in those last days of summer, right before a new school year started - that mixture of anticipation and trepidation?  Even as a teacher, I experienced that every year. Every. Single. Year.

Fast forward to April 2024.  If you're reading this, Do Unto Others Assistance Dogs, Inc. has its website up and running which means we are one step closer to our public debut!  Talk about anticipation and trepidation - starting a new non-profit organization has had one of the steepest learning curves I've ever dealt with.  And yet, we're almost there.  The state of Florida has us on their list of recognized non-profits, and able to solicit contributions; and the IRS has approved our application for 501(c)3 status. 

I'm excited to share this journey with you and the three amazing women that make up the quartet that is the Executive Team of D.U.O.  Sharing what's going on is part of what we have pledged to incorporate into what we're calling our "D.U.O. DNA".  Transparency will require us to share not only the "ups", but the roadblocks and losses too.

So, here we are.  Waiting for this new beginning.  Grateful to have your support.  Excited to get started.  Those butterflies you get in your stomach right before stepping onstage - are flying high - but we truly are