Outreach

At Speak Dog we are committed to giving back to the community.  Each year we provide countless hours of volunteer service by bringing therapy dogs to area libraries, hospitals, long term care facilities and schools.

In addition to therapy dog interactions in the community, Speak Dog also offers shelter classes, which in turn benefits the Ridge Dogs program. Both program provide education to community members who would not otherwise have easy access to dog training education.

Ridge Dogs

The Ridge Dogs program is a unique dog training program that gives prison inmates new purpose by teaching them to rehabilitate shelter dogs that have been sanctioned to “death-row”.  Krystal has volunteered her time since the program’s inception in 2010 and turned over the keys of the program to the prison in October 2013. She spent countless hours developing written curriculum, mentoring offender handlers and gathering donations and discounts on supplies that go toward the program  Click here to learn more about Ridge Dogs currently up for adoption.