We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based in North Florida. Project Chance creates canine + child partnerships which cultivate joy and life long successes while being a community resource to educate and advocate for greater inclusion, accessibility and diversity in Northeast Florida
During her tenure as a special needs teacher, BJ brought her dog into the classroom and noticed the peace that permeated the environment. Having made that observation, she had the idea of pairing children and dogs to affect positive behavioral change. Combining her teaching and more than 40 years of professional dog training, BJ developed and launched Project Chance in 2008. Although she earned a degree in hospitality management, BJ went to grooming school and then worked with a trainer who showed dogs. She discovered her passion. In 1976, BJ founded Dog Leg Productions, a boarding, training and boot camp program for dogs. Additionally, she worked with dogs as an administrator for animal control and humane societies and then developed education programs. In schools, BJ taught kids about pet ownership and responsibilities. Having raised two daughters with mental health challenges, BJ has first-hand knowledge of the struggles parents face and the strategies she used with positive outcomes. BJ is committed to making a difference in the lives of kids with disabilities by integrating golden retriever service dogs. An advocate for service dogs and families, BJ works with local and regional non-profit agencies focusing on accessibility to resources and community integration for service dogs and kids with autism.
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Mailing Address: 23525 Bahama Point, Unit 1612, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 US Phone: (904)614-7497 Training Site: 3800 Joe Ashton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32092
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