Thank you for your interest in Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI). We are a very small organization that relies on our volunteers* to maintain our program. To become a volunteer*, please complete the volunteer application. We look forward to hearing from you.
There are so many ways to help us continue our services and programs. Whether you have one hour to give or one hundred eager school children looking for a way to help, we have a volunteer job or project for you. As a business, we can use your professional skills. As a service organization, we can use your community connections. As an advocate for persons with disabilities, we can use your sense of compassion and kindness. If you have additional ideas on ways to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.
ADAI Education & Training Center
5605 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560
* All volunteers are subject to interview and approval. Volunteers must be 16 years old to work at the center. Fosters/fuloughs must be 18 years old or under the cooperation and supervision of a parent or guardian and subject to home interview and approval.
Sam and Hospice of Northwest Ohio
Sam, a Golden Retriever therapy dog from ADAI, has a knack for bringing out the best in everyone. Within his first few days at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Sam had a 90-year old patient, normally very quiet and morose, exclaiming with glee. With his tail wagging and his ever-happy disposition, Sam wanders the halls of Hospice, someone knowing just when someone needs to see his friendly face.
Zac and Zane
It’s all in the family of “Z’s” for Zac of Perrysburg, OH. Zac’s new service dog, Zane, shares Zac’s middle name, just one of the many connections the 11 year old and the black Labrador Retriever mix have formed. Zac, who enjoys swimming and playing with friends, has Zane to turn to when he needs help walking or retrieving dropped items. Zac has Friedreich’s Ataxia, a slowly progressive disorder of the nervous system and muscles. Zane came to ADAI from Lagrange County Animal Shelter in Howe, IN and was fostered
by Sue Kroyer of Toledo, OH.