Meet our newest graduates: winter 2022
Our winter 2022 grads include two adults with mobility challenges, two young people with autism or other neurocognitive disabilities, and two veterans, one of whom went home with a successor dog as part of our lifetime support program.
Volunteer of the Year: Kim Hollingsworth
Kim has become an indispensable Freedom Service Dogs volunteer who has happily taken on virtually every type of work at FSD, from fostering dogs, cleaning kennels, and washing dishes to watching over newborns in the nursery, providing enrichment to adult dogs, and walking mama dogs who have recently given birth.
Chris Nelson named new president & CEO of Freedom Service Dogs
After a lengthy and thorough nationwide executive search, Chris Nelson has been selected as the next president & CEO of Freedom Service Dogs and will start in his new role on Nov. 7, 2022.
Meet our 2022 graduates
Get to know our 2022 FSD graduates as they experience greater independence, self-confidence, and happiness alongside their Freedom Service Dogs.
Meet Our Newest Graduates: August 2022
September is National Service Dog Month, the perfect time to share stories of how these loyal, loving, and highly skilled dogs transform the lives of their human partners.
Meet Our Newest Graduates: June 2022
We’re so proud of our newest FSD graduates: six veterans who came together in placement class to learn and bond with their canine partners, and in the process bonded with each other.
FSD President & CEO Michele Ostrander announces retirement
Freedom Service Dogs President & CEO Michele Ostrander has announced her retirement and will be leaving FSD as of June 1, 2022.
Meet Our Newest Graduates: March 2022
Six terrific new teams graduated from FSD in March, including three clients with mobility challenges, two youths with autism, and one social worker.
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