Our Mission

Service dog sniffing diabetic supplies

A blood sugar test after an alert from Armstrong

The Mission of Dogs for Diabetics is to:

  • Provide quality medical alert assistance dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement, and follow-up services; and to,
  • Develop, promote and advocate standards of quality, performance, support and disclosure for all medical assistance dog teams.

Our Vision includes the enhancement of our own work through evaluating, researching, and monitoring our dogs and clients to continuously improve our processes and the outcomes for our clients.  We also hope that by advocating high standards for all  medical assistance dog providers, medical assistance dogs will become more accepted, respected and available around the world.

The current lack of standards for medical alert assistance dogs raises significant risks to consumers, as well as to the industry as a whole.

The current lack of standards for medical alert assistance dogs raises significant risks to consumers, as well as to the industry as a whole.  D4D believes that standards should be established to assure high quality, define performance, confirm support and provide disclosure as to the risks and rewards associated with these unique dogs. As a seminal provider of medical alert dogs, D4D is sharing these issues to move this part of the service dog industry forward in a constructive and positive way.

In carrying out this mission, D4D is transforming the lives of its clients and the daily management of their diabetes with the assistance of these wonderful medical alert assistance dogs.

We join the diabetic community in hoping for a cure of this disease; however, D4D’s purpose is to support diabetics, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, in order to improve their lives today.