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University of Illinois Springfield

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Illini Service Dogs

9/6/2013  8:00 am

Contact Name

Jordan Sestak

 

Organization Address

711 Campbell Ave.
Springfield, IL. 
62704

 

Organization Website

http://illiniservicedogs.blogspot.com/



Organization or Contact Email Address

jsestak9@gmail.com

 

Contact or Organization Phone Number

(217)691-8933

 

Description of Mission

It's a Registered Student Organization at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 2010 by Bridget Evans.

We are the first program that allows college students to train service dogs from puppy hood to placement. 

Students are provided the opportunity to foster and train a service dog for a person with a disability. The students take the dogs to classes, sporting events, and on buses. The dogs learn to turn on lights, open doors, pick up objects, and much more! By the time the dogs graduate from our program, they know over 40 commands!