Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hamilton at Unum Insurance in Chattanooga

We would like to thank Unum Insurance Company in Chattanooga for their tremendous support of the Chattanooga Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy! Not only do they provide much-needed funding to make our service dogs possible, but they also provide valuable training and socialization opportunities. 4-month-old Hamilton visits every Wednesday to learn how to behave in an office environment, and this is a critical part of his socialization regime! Thank you Unum for making a difference!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Sister program was on News Channel 9

Congratulations to our co-workers at Chattanooga Goodwill in the HELPs department for their tremendous efforts to send FREE medical equipment to Haiti. The Health Equipment Link Program or HELPs collects, cleans, and refurbishes durable medical equipment that is donated to Goodwill such as walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, and hospital beds. These items are provided FREE of charge to people in the community who are unable to purchase these nececssities for themselves.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Check out this video of 4-month-old Hamilton

Watch service puppy Hamilton open a drawer, a skill that will dramatically increase the independence of a person with a disability! If you subscribe to the Chattanooga Goodwill channel, you will be automatically notified when new videos are uploaded!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome to the GADA blog

Thank you so much for your interest in service dogs! Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc. is very proud to begin the training of three assistance dogs in 2010. We hope that you will share in the growth, development, and activities of our dogs on the two-year journey to prepare for a life of service.

For more information, please visit the Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc. web site at, or e-mail: