Dogs are well suited for many jobs. Here, Forest Field K9 Search & Rescue, Inc. connects visitors with organizations dedicated to therapy dogs, assistance dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, and more. Also, you are invited to explore career paths related to the love and care of dogs.
Angela (Angie) Holland-Tancos
Angels in the Innfield, LLP., Founder
After a life-changing car accident resulted in a long recovery, Angie's family decided to adopt a dog in hopes of raising her spirits. Sophie, a Labrador/Beagle mix, not only motivated her physically, but she also reignited her long-lost passion of working with animals.
In 2013, Angie graduated from the National K-9 School for Dog Training, but she didn't stop there. She continued her training and is now a certified member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She is a volunteer dog-training associate for the Cleveland Animal Protective League (Cleveland APL). Furthermore, she is the recipient of multiple certificates from the
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). In her free time, Angie is also a proud volunteer of Pilot Dogs Inc., which is dedicated to training dogs for the blind.
Therapy Dogs International
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of
therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
To belong to Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) all dogs must be tested and evaluated by a Certified TDI Evaluator.
A dog must be a minimum of one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament. Each dog must pass a TDI temperament evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy Dog. The test will also include the evaluation of the dog’s behavior around people with the use of some type of service equipment
(wheelchairs, crutches, etc.).
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides superbly bred and trained dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired. Our dogs are known for their exceptional temperaments and success at helping people gain independence and to expand their horizons of opportunity.
At our facilities in Yorktown Heights, NY, and Patterson, NY, we breed, raise, and train exceptional dogs. Then we connect them to people who are seeking increased freedom and independence, so that together, they can experience all kinds of life adventures.
Since our founding by Donald Kauth in 1954, we’ve graduated over 7,000 guide dog teams.
As an accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), we’re proud to support their mission to improve and uphold worldwide standards for the breeding and training of guide dogs.
We also partner with other organizations to ensure that exceptional dogs who are not suited to guide work may become service dogs.
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.
Since our founding in 1975, Canine Companions has provided over 5,000 assistance dogs to people with disabilities. We now have six regional training centers and serve people throughout the U.S.
At Canine Companions for Independence,
our dedication to our mission is equaled by our dedication to our employees.
As a Canine Companions employee, you’ll enjoy knowing that every day you make a difference. Full-time employees receive many
benefits such as:
*Available to part-time employees.
American Kennel Club
Dogs bring so much joy to our lives. Imagine working around them every day and getting paid for it! If you love dogs, chances are you have wondered how you can turn that passion into a living.
Does the idea of a job with perks like unlimited tail wags and kisses from countless canine companions make your heart happy? If so, check out this list of careers that allow you to be surrounded by your favorite animal.
Dog Day Care Owner or Worker
consider enrolling in the
K9 Police Unit