A photo that I took during the World Wide Photo Walk in Dunedin Florida on Saturday, October 13, 2012
Please check out an awesome local community service: Kids and Canines. This non-profit works with at-risk kids and trainers to provide assistance dogs/best friends to people with disabilities. They are doing many great things and I am very excited for the opportunity to be a volunteer photographer for them! Please take a second and check out their website:
- Kids and Canines provides trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and children with autism throughout central Florida. The dogs also change the lives of at-risk middle school students, who learn to care for, groom, and train the dogs during the school day.
- As part of the Hillsborough County School District, we are able to uniquely connect with teachers and school administration, resulting in truly remarkable transformations in our student trainers.
- After training, our dogs go on to assist individuals with disabilities in performing daily tasks, help children with autism lead fuller, more independent lives and ease stress on parents and family members. Our dogs also work with professionals in schools, health care facilities and crisis counseling centers.