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The Future is Bright

TLCAD service dogs are transforming lives by building bridges to independence and providing a brighter future for individuals with autism.

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A Night of Hope, Inspiration and Awareness!

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) would like to thank all who made our recent event, An Evening With Temple Grandin, a tremendous success. TLCAD Advisory Board Member, Chantal Sicile-Kira, of the Autism College and friend of Dr. Temple Grandin, hosted the event. The evening was filled with a new awareness, hope and inspiration for those touched by autism.

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Tickets Are Selling Out Fast for Temple Grandin

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) is hosting internationally recognized autism activist and animal behavior expert Dr. Temple Grandin on Wednesday, April 27, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. This event is selling out fast, so grab tickets now to guarantee a seat. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or on-line.

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An Ever Expanding New Year!

Welcome to 2016, a year that is starting with enthusiasm and growth for TLCAD. The POOCH program at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility is expanding! What first started with three dogs in the firehouse has now been moved into designated areas inside the facility that will allow TLCAD to train more dogs in less time.

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The Power of Transformation: Holiday Giving Campaign

This holiday season, we are grateful for the opportunity to share stories of transformation, of lives saved and changed for the better. Of one dog and his journey from life behind bars to a life that provides the gift of freedom and another, who was given a second chance to brighten the lives of children everyday!

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To those who make transformation possible…

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for our wonderful service dog teams-in-training, and for our dedicated volunteers and supporters, who make independence possible!

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A Wartime Hero Needs a Hero of Her Own

This Veterans Day, we would like to share one veteran’s journey and here experience with PTSD, the TLCAD service dog that has helped her to heal, and their mission to empower other veterans.

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National Dog Week

Celebrate the special dog(s) in your life by giving them a new toy, a favorite treat, or just take a nice walk with your furry friend. In light of this week, we would like to introduce our two newest additions, Belle and Donovan!

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Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day Weekend take time away from the BBQ and celebrations to support the Wounded Warrior and autism communities by spreading the word on our Tails on Wheels campaign. With your help, we can get our dogs on the Road to Transformation!

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Our New look

It has been an exciting year of change for TLCAD and our new logo captures the spirit of transformation that our service dogs bring to the lives of individuals with disabilities.

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Tails on Wheels Campaign

The Dog. The Van. The Dream.
Help to raise $7,000 to get our dogs on the Road to Transformation!

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Focus. Click. Capture

TLCAD would like to thank Lee Bertrand Photography for portraying the amazing bond between U.S. Army veteran, Marlene, and her Service Dog, Dante!

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Celebrate Independence

“With my Service Dog, Sasha, I have the independence to go places by myself again!”

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PTSD Awareness Month

How an At Ease Service Dog recipient is giving back and bettering the treatment of PTSD for fellow veterans.

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Vote 4 Willow

TLCAD Service Dog, Willow, is a contestant in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards! You can vote everyday until May 15th, 2015. First place winners for their category win $2,500 towards their charity and the dog with the top votes across all categories will win $5,000 to their charity partner.

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