MILTON, Ga. - Tucked away on a farm in Milton is an organization raising about 130 dogs that are in training to become lifetime friends to people in need.
Canine Assistants trains and helps place service dogs for those in need across the country. Some of the recipients have mobility problems, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and seizure disorders.
Recent recipient Collin Hadley was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. He says meeting and bonding with "Boston," a Golden Retriever, has been a life changing experience.
Hadley and Boston just finished an intense, trust building, two week training process. Hadley says that he has always wanted a family dog and that adding Boston to the family will bring continuous love as they continue the fight against ALS.
"It will be very helpful for me when we go back home," Hadley told FOX 5. "But it will also be very helpful for our family."
They are now headed to Hadley's home in Fort Worth, Texas to continue their life together.
Canine Assistants has trained about 2,000 service dogs. The group has a small staff, and depends heavily on more than 300 volunteers and kindhearted donors to keep going.
For more information on Canine Assistants click here.