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Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc.

 
$98.00 contributions
4 donors

Raised: $98Remaining: $4902

Logo for Diamonds in the Ruff, Shelter to Service (text) around multiple mixed dog breeds in the center of a circle

Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc. ("DITR") serves

within a 50-mile radius of the New River and Roanoke Valleys. 
Horizontal configured logo for Diamonds in the Ruff, with seven dogs sitting over the words, Diamonds in the Ruff (an image of a diamond sits inside the O in Diamond). Beneath this, Service Dog Candidates, Emotional Support and Companion Animals, Therapy Dog Candidates


We focus on reducing barriers to adoption and finding and supporting ideal dog-applicant matches that result in the long-term health and happiness of dogs and people alike.

Our Three Pathways....

Emotional Support & Companion Dogs
Emotional support/companion dogs placed with applicants are DITR’s primary focus. These are pet dogs that can help individuals and families impacted by disability, or others such as veterans suffering from PTSD or depression. Through offering love and companionship they can promote wellbeing, encourage social interaction, and much more.
 
Therapy Dog Candidates
DITR directly places dogs with applicants who commit to registering them as therapy dogs and to taking them to visit with people that may benefit from the positive physiological, psychological, and psychosocial effects of human-animal interactions across a wide variety of environments including schools, libraries, hospitals, long-term care and hospice facilities.
 
Service Dog Candidates
DITR does not train service dogs. Instead, we place dogs with service dog training facilities that meet or exceed the training standards established by Assistance Dogs International (ADI).

Shiloh, a pointer mixed breed dog, stands with his front legs on a training box. He is looking quizzically at the camera, his head slightly at a tilt.

'Diamond Dog', Chance, in training with front legs up in a 'stay' position on the training box.

Seven year old boy with short cropped hair and dark eyeglasses, looking down and grinning at his new, trained companion dog, Chance, a pointer mix. The boy's mother is beside the boy, stroking the dog, which appears content to accept the affection of his new caregivers.

"Chance", program graduate and recently placed companion dog, accepts  love from his new family members

An 88-year-old man seated in an armchair, with his new companion dog, a small older dog, at his feet and cuddling up for petting by his new caregiver in the man's home.

88-year-old widower getting to know 'Brownie', his evaluated, basic obedience trained program graduate, a senior terrier mixed breed dog rescued from a shelter in the New River Valley of Virginia.

Tiffany Jade A donated $50.00
Tiffany M donated $13.00
Donna S donated $25.00
Krin C donated $10.00

Updates and Donors' Comments

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Love animals! Love dogs! Support this awesome service! Best of luck to Tiffany & Klaus & all the fosters & fur babies!!!!

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Giving a little but care a lot!