Together we are driven and excited to help more people find the comfort and compassion
of a dog’s heart to help them through their own trials.
Always by her side, Ally showed Kristi the world through a dog’s eyes. During their time together, they traveled the US raising awareness about Diabetic Alert Dogs (DADs). Ally taught Kristi about love, hard work, and the importance of relationship. Kristi now takes that experience with her on a new journey with her dog, Epic, as they continue the work of advocating for service dog teams.
Dave enjoys taking his Chessies on frequent hunting trips. The dogs do more than hunt, though. Dave’s family has a history of diabetes and his daughter has epilepsy. His dogs alert to both conditions. Several puppies from his last litter are working around the country as DADs and Seizure Alert and Response dogs. Additionally, Dave and his Chessie, Gabi, are a nationally certified therapy team that has worked in hospitals, the Disney Cancer Center, nursing homes, and schools bringing joy to patients, residents, and staff with cool puppy tricks and lots of puppy love.
Hayden’s DAD, Rose, has added a new dynamic to his diabetic care. She is his best friend and the designated “gofer” for his glucometer and Gatorades. While she is always happy to go for a ride or hang out at the office, she makes sure to always keep an eye on his blood sugar!
This busy and fun-loving family is always ready for the next adventure with their daughter, Samantha, and her DAD, Hexum. As soon as they brought Hexum home, he became a member of the family. He helps hold Samantha responsible for managing her diabetes while being her best friend and her hockey buddy.
Chelsea learned firsthand how important a service animal can be with her first dog, Cali. They battled together and supported each other through the challenges they faced. PTSD is so much better when you have a buddy!
Robert is a father to four children, all of whom he loves dearly. He is an avid golfer and enjoys time with his family. While it was only recently that he entered the world of service dogs, he has a great passion for helping others—especially those in need.