Rotation- This can be the hardest part for the child. The transition back and forth is a hard lesson but also a great life skill.
At 14 months, the puppy usually goes full time placement and we spend an additional year advancing the tasks, obedience and environmental engagements.
Project Chance continues to stay connected and involved as long as the family needs us.
During this call, Project Chance learns about the family structure, number of children, other pets, work schedules, and the daily routine. At least one adult must have the flexibility required to properly care for the puppy.
For this one-hour session, the family makes a scheduled visit to the Project Chance campus to meet with a team member. Anyone who interacts with the family on a regular basis at the home and would be involved with the puppy is encouraged to attend.
At this appointment, we evaluate the location, size, layout, other pets and how the house is maintained. If necessary, recommendations are made to ensure a safe environment for the puppy.
Once our staff determines that a service dog will benefit your child and the family and the application fee has been paid, we develop a training plan based on the child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) that outlines the current educational/social/ cognitive progress from a clinical or educational institution.