Anthem Service Dogs, a non-profit organization based in Tulsa, Okla., was founded in 2018. The Anthem Service Dogs organization works closely with shelter organizations around Oklahoma. Before certification, the dogs are put through multiple tests to see how they react to toys, treats, loud noise, human touch, and other displays of distractions. After examination, the ones who did not meet the requirements of the Anthem Service Dogs program are put up for adoption while the dogs accepted into the program are placed with trainers. Volunteers prepare them to assist people with physical or mental disabilities. The service dogs are trained to assist with an individual’s daily tasks and to attend events.
Top Dog Ranch, a dog training facility in Broken Arrow, Okla., has donated its venue for training by the Anthem Service Dogs. To learn more about the organization and how people can be part of it, visit https://www.anthemservicedogs.org/about.