The mission of Sunstone Service Dogs:
To empower individuals in our community who experience disabilities through the partnering with and training of service dogs, increasing their independence and quality of life.
Sunstone Service Dogs was founded by individuals experiencing disabilities. We experienced how life was enriched by our experience with our Service Dogs and have dedicated ourselves to helping bring that experience to others.
Partnership with a Service Dog is a life changing experience.
Service Dogs require patience, commitment, and life time learning.
Sunstone Service Dogs selects dogs based on the needs of the client. For that reason we do not select dogs for training until we have interviewed the client. Our interview process is extensive and finding the right match for each client once accepted into the program can take time. We will not rush this process. It takes 24 months from the time the dog begins training to graduation with a mandatory follow-up evaluation 12 months later. We continue to be in contact with our teams and provide support for the entire working life of the dog. We do not train dogs that we have not selected; however, we do offer AKC CGC and CGCA testing to those training their own dogs for a small fee.
If you are looking for resources for your own dog please see our reading list.
SSD Required Reading List 01012013.pdf
Congratulations to Whiskey Creek's Chasing Liberty for a healthy litter of 8 born on 3/6/15! This first generation of puppies born to Sunstone Service Dogs have been preparing since birth for the special jobs they will have.
Follow us on Facebook for updates on the puppies and to share their special process.
Special Thanks to Christa Thompson of Whiskey Creek Golden Retrievers
for her support and wisdom.
Sunstone Service Dogs
P.O. Box 1547
St. Helens, Oregon 97051