Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs' main goal is to raise, train, and place service dogs with PTSD veterans and their families at NO cost to the veteran.
We also provide these trained dogs to people with disabilities.
The training process is approximately 2 years. A Puppy Parent Trainer raises and socializes and trains the dog to perform over 90 commands including anxiety alerts, turning on lights, opening and closing doors and drawers, retrieving objects, general protect, and many more. Ultimately, these service dogs will assist their veteran/disabled partner not just with needed duties but also with the whole healing process, providing constant companionship that supports the journey to recovery and/or just a better and safer day to day life.
Our service dogs help with:
What are the emotional benefits of having a dog?
Currently, the VA does not provide service dogs for physical or mental health conditions, including PTSD. VA does provide veterinary care for service dogs that are deemed medically necessary for the rehabilitation or restorative care plan of Veterans with permanent physical impairments. If research supports the use of service dogs for PTSD, VA will provide veterinary care for such dogs. Read more information on VA and service dogs.
A Canine Guardian Assistance Dog saves a PTSD veteran
WOW! Best Golf Tournament Ever for Canine Guardians! And it is all thanks to you, our donors, supporters, golfers, helpers, sponsors, and dinner attendees!
Please thank our donors when you visit their establishment-
*** A SPECIAL THANKS to our 3 Tournament Sponsors! ***
Napa's Diede Team at Pillar to Post
North Richmond Properties
Treasury Wines Employee Store
Balloons Above the Valley
Jackson Family Wines
Pillar to Post - The Diede Team
North Richmond Properties, Inc
Treasury Wines Employee Store
Silent Auction Items
Dream Inn in Santa Cruz
Cache Creek Resort
Cole's Chop House
Chardonnay Golf Club
Trefethen- Joe Cusimano
Twin Pines Casino
Harvey's Lake Tahoe
Brannan Cottage Inn
Exclusive Tahoe Boat Rental
Lake Chabot Golf Course
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Hall Wine -Jill Munson
Sonoma Canopy Tours
Dark Horse Golf Course
The CIA Copia - Culinary Classes
Napa Valley Balloons
Balloons Above the Valley
Sac Republic Soccer
Winchester Mystery House
Point Reyes & Cheese Board
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Paint Ball Jungle
Walt Disney Family Museum
Alpha Omega Winery
Priority Wine Pass
Flagstar Home Loans - Judy Bickell
K & J Moving, American Canyon
Julianna Hart - Vote for Hart
Farmers Insurance - Troy Guerrero
Pinnacle Home Loans - Karen Mansfield
Good Tidings - Larry Harper
Napa Rotary Club
Blair Law - Elizabeth Blair
HomeGuard - Lori Johnston & Angela Burrows
I truly apologize if I missed you in this list.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO NEXT YEAR'S EVENT, PLEASE EMAIL US AT CGADogs@gmail.com. We will add you to the list. :)
Thank you ALL!
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Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)?
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See if your company matches-
BAY AREA COMPANIES THAT MATCH EMPLOYEE DONATIONS*
To our knowledge, the following local companies offer a matching gift when their employees make a personal donation to a nonprofit organization. This means that your employer may be willing to match all or part of your donation amount with its own donation to Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs.
A “matching gift” is a donation made by a corporation or foundation (on behalf of an Employee) that matches that employee’s contribution to a nonprofit organization. This can double, triple, or even quadruple your contribution! Our partial list of Bay Area corporations and foundations with matching gift programs is below. Contact your Human Resources department for information about your company’s program. If you find that your unlisted employer does offer a matching gift program, please let us know so that we can add them to our list.
*Our list was compiled from other lists found online and may not be comprehensive or up to date, so please check with your employer. Your employer will provide you with all the information needed to process your matching gift.
Abbott Laboratories Fund
AC Vroman Inc. Accenture
ACE INA Foundation Acrometal Companies Inc. Acuson Adaptec, Inc.
ADC Telecommunications Addison Wesley Longman Adobe Systems, Inc.
Advanced Fibre Communications Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Advantis
Aetna Foundation, Inc. AGIA, Inc.
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Alex Brown & Sons, Inc. Alexander & Baldwin Foundation
Allendale Mutual Insurance Company
Alliance Capital Management Co. Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Allied Signal Inc.
Allstate Giving Campaign
Allstate Insurance Company
ALZA Corporation American Cynamid American Express
American Honda Motor Co.
American International Group (AIG) American Management Systems, Inc. Ameriprise Financial
Ameron Inc. Amgen
Anchor Brewing Company
Antioch Companies/Webway AOL Time Warner Foundation AON Foundation
Applera Corporation Applied Materials Aramark Corp.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Archie and Bertha Walker Foundation ARCO Foundation
Argonaut Insurance Group Arkwright Foundation, Inc. Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Aspect
Aspect Global Giving Program
ATK Sporting Equipment
Automatic Data Processing Aventis Pharmaceuticals Avery Dennison
Bemis Company Foundation
Berkeley Systems, Inc. Best Foods BFGoodrich Company
Birkenstock Footprint Sandals
Bixby Land Company Black and Decker Blandin Foundation
Blauvelt Demarest Foundation, Inc.
Blue Shield of California BMC Industries Inc. BNSF
Boeing Gift Matching Program
Boole & Babbage, Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton Borden Foundation Boston Consulting Group
BP Amoco Corporation BP Foundation
Braun Intertec Co. Breslauer and Rutman, LLC Brobeck Charitable Foundation Broderbund
BT Commercial/Deutsche Bank
BTD Manufacturing, Inc. BTW Consultants, Inc.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. Business Wire
Butler Manufacturing Company
Bakar, Gerson Foundation Bakers Square Restaurants Bank of America
Bank of California
Bank of the West
Bank One Corporation Bankers Trust Foundation Banta Corporation Barclays Global
Barnes Group Foundation, Inc. Baxter Allegiance Foundation Bay Networks
Bea Foundation BEA Systems Bearingpoint Bechtel Group
Becton Dickinson & Co.
Bell Atlantic Foundation
Bell-Carter Olive Company
C.M. Capital Foundation Cadence Design System, Inc. California Community Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation California Institute of Technology California Wellness
Foundation Calpine Corporation
Candle Foundation Capital Group Companies Carnegie Foundation
Case Corporation Cashin Company Castlerock Technology Caterpillar Foundation
CBS Foundation, Inc. Celera
Celestica Corporation CertainTeed Co. Charitable Gift Fund
Champion International Corporation
Charles Schwab & Company Inc. ChartHouse International Charitable Gift Fund
Chase Manhattan Foundation
Chicago Title and Trust Company Foundation
Chubb & Son, Inc. Ciena Corporation CIGNA Foundation Cingular Wireless Circuit
City Foundation Cisco Systems, Inc. Citigroup Foundation
Clariant Corporation Clorox Company CMP Media, Inc.
CMS Hartzell Inc.
CNA Insurance Company Foundation
CNA Surety Co.
Coca-Cola Foundation Colgate-Palmolive Company Color Print
Community First National Bank Community Foundation Community Partners
Computer Associates International. Inc. Computer City Supercenters
Computer Network Technology
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Cooper Tire& Rubber Company
Corning Inc. Foundation
Countrywide Financial International, Inc. Cowell Foundation
Cray Research Foundation
Crump Insurance Services, Inc. Cultural Homestay International Cytec & Affiliates
David & Lucille Packard Foundation
Del Monte Foods
Deloite & Touche
Delta Airlines Foundation Deluxe Corporation Foundation Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
DFS Group Limited
Diageo North America
DisplaySales DocuSign Dodge & Cox
Dougherty Financial Group, LLC
Dougherty Summit Securities, LLC Dow AgroSciences LLC
Dow Corning Corporation
DST Systems, Inc.
Duty Free Shoppers Group Ltd.
East Bay Community Foundation
Eaton Corporation eBay, Inc.
Edelman Edison EFunds
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Elf Atochem North American
dEli Lilly & Company Foundation
ELuxury — LVMH — SDG Emerson Electric Company Energy for Ors
Ernst & Young Esurance, Inc. Everen Foundation
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Fair, Isaac and Company Inc. Family Financial Education
Federated Department Stores (Macy's) Fel-Pro
Fidelity Investments First Data Corporation First Quadrant
Fisherman Family Foundation Fleet Boston Financial Foundation Flora Family Foundation
FM Global Foundation
Fort James Foundation Fortis Companies Frankel Allen
Franklin Templeton Investments Freddie Mac Foundation Freedom Forum
Fujitsu America Inc
Gallo Gannett Foundation
Gap Foundation Gartner Group, Inc. Genentech, Inc.
General Agents Acceptance Co.
General Mills Foundation Georgia-Pacific Corporation Gillette Company
Global Community Partnerships
GMAC Commercial Mortage Corporation
Goldman, Sachs & Company Goodrich Corporation Google
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Grainger Greater Bay Bancorp
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Guidant Foundation, Inc.
H & R Block
Haas, Jr. Fund, Evelyn and Walter Halleland, Lewis, Nilan, Sipkins, & Johnson Hambrecht & Quist Group
Harcourt General Inc.
Harder & Company Harris Bank Foundation Harris Corp
Harsco Corporation Fund
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance
Henry A. Bromelkamp & Co.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Heublein Foundation, Inc. Hewlett Packard
Hewlett, William and Flora Foundation
Hickory Tech Corporation Foundation
HJ Heinz Company Foundation
Hoffman-LaRoche Home Depot Honeywell Foundation Horizon Media Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Company
HSBC Philanthropic Programs
Hughes Aircraft Co.
Hyperion Solutions Corporation
IBJ Foundation, Inc. IBM Corporation
IDS Financial Services
IKON Office Solutions Foundation Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Independent Charities
Inktek Plastics, Inc
Integrated Circuit Systems
International Data Group InterPacific Group, Inc. Intuit
Irvine Foundation Irwin Home Equity ITG, Inc.
ITT Industries Inc.
ITW - Illinois Tool Works
J & H Marsh & McLennan
J. Paul Getty Trust
J. Walter Thompson Co. James Irvine Foundation Javelin Solutions
JDS Uniphase Corporation
Jewish Community Foundation
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Johnson& Higgins
Johnson& Johnson Family of Companies
Johnson Controls Foundation Johnstech International Corporation Joseph E. Seagram & Sons,
Inc. Jostens Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Jump Associates, LLC Juniper Networks Company
Kaiser Family Foundation, The Henry J. Kaiser Permanente
Kaplan, Inc. Matching Gifts Program
Kellogg Foundation, W. K. Kemper Group Corporation Kennedy Jenks Consultants King
Knight Foundation, John S. & James L. Kochis Fitz
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Lam Research Corporation
Land O' Lakes Foundation
Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd. Lasecke Weil Wealth Advisory Group, LLC
Legacy Marketing Group
Lend Lease Real Estate Investments
Leo Burnett Company Fdn. Levi Strauss Foundation Lexis-Nexis
Libbey, Inc. Lithotype Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Los Angeles Times
Lotus Development Corporation
LVMH Selective Distribution Group
Mal Warwick & Associates, Inc. Manulife Financial
Marin Community Foundation
Maritz, Inc. Marquette Bank Marsh & McLennan
Massachusetts Financial Services Company
MasterCard International, Inc. Matson Navigation Company Mattel Children's Foundation
Maxim Integrated Products May Foundation Company McAfee, Inc.
McCune Foundation McDonald’s McDonnell Douglas MCG/Healthcare
McGraw-Hill Companies Foundation, Inc.
McKesson Foundation McKnight Foundation McMaster Carr McNeely Foundation
MEDTOX Laboratories Inc.
Mellon Bank Corporation Mellon Financial Corporation MENSCO
Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Merck Company Foundation Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation, Inc.
Metris Companies Foundation
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. MFS Investment Management Michaud, Cooley & Erickson
Mineral Acquisition Partners, Inc. Mitsubishi Bank
MMI Companies, Inc. Mobil Foundation Inc. Mobil Oil Co.
MONY Life Insurance Company
Moody’s Corporation Foundation
Morrison & Foerster Foundation Morton International, Inc. Motorola Foundation
MRW & Associates, Inc. MTS Systems Co. Murphy Oil USA Inc. Mutual of New York
Nabisco Foods Group Nalco Chemical Company National Computer Systems National
Instruments Corporation National Medical Enterprises
National Semiconductor Corporation
National Starch & Chemical Foundation, Inc. NCR Foundation
New Century Financial Co. New Energy, Inc.
New York Life Insurance
Nissan North America, Inc. Nokia
Norcal Mutual Insurance Nordstrom Corporation Nortel
Northern Trust Company
Northrop Grumman Foundation Norton Company Foundation Norvartis US Foundation
NRG-Natural Resource Group
O’Donnell Associates North, Inc. Object Technology, Inc.
Olin Corp. Charitable Trust
Omron Foundation, Inc. Ondeo Nalco
OTA Limited Partnership
Pacific Enterprises–Sempra Energy
Pacific Mutual Life Pacific Telesis Patagonia
Payden & Rygel
PBG Matching Gifts
PCW Communications, Inc. Peninsula Community Foundation PepsiCo Foundation Inc.
Pequot Capital Management
Pfizer Inc. PG&E
Phoenix Home Life
Pioneer Hi Bred International
Piper Jaffray Pitney Bowes, Inc. Pizza Hut
PNC Bank Foundation Power Integrations, Inc PPG Industries Foundation PQ Corporation
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Provident Companies, Inc. Providian Financial Prudential Foundation
Public Strategies Group
Quaker Oats Foundation
Qualcomm Inc. Quantum Corporation Quentin Hancock Fund
R.R. Donnelley & Sons
Radio Shack Random House Raychem Corporation RBC Dain
Rauscher Foundation Reader's Digest Foundation REALTORS
Remmele Engineering Inc. Residential Funding Co. Resource Companies Retek, Inc.
RJR Nabisco, Inc.
Robert Sharp Pacific Overtures
Roche Diagnostics Rockefeller Foundation Rockwell International Rosendin Electric
Royal & SunAlliance DPIC
Rustic Canyon Group
SAFECO Insurance Companies
Salomon Smith Barney Charitable Trust
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Foundation
San Mateo County Association
Sara Lee Foundation Sauer-Sundstrand SBC Communications SBC Foundation
Schwab Corporate Foundation
SCICOM Data Services
Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. Seagate Technology, Inc. Securities Service Division
Sentry Insurance Foundation
SH Cowell Foundation Shaklee Corporation Sheldahl
Shell Oil Company
Sierra Pacific Resources
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. Smart Modular
Smith Barney Citigroup SmithKline Beecham Foundation Sonoma County Community Foundation Sony
Sony USA Foundation, Inc.
Sophie & Arthur Brody Foundation
Sourn California Gas Spencer Foundation Sprint Foundation SPX Corporation Square D
St. Paul Companies, Inc.
Standard Brands Paints Stanley Works Starbucks
State Farm Insurance Co.
State Street Bank & Trust Company Stirtz, Bernards & Company, PA Stream International
Sun Microsystems Foundation Susquehanna Partners, G. P. Swordspoint Foundation, Inc.
Sylvan Learning Center Symantec Corporation Synopsys Technology
T.Rowe Price Group Tandy Corporation Tektronix Foundation Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
Tenet Healthcare Tennant Foundation Tenneco Inc.
Thomas J. Lipton Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lurans
Tiffany & Co. Time Warner Inc.
Times Mirror Foundation Tompkins Corporation Toro Foundation
Toyota Motor Sales USA Transamerica Corporation Traveler's Foundation Tricon Foundation
Turner Construction Co. Tyco Thermal Controls
U. S. West Foundation UBS Realty Investors LLC UBS/PaineWebber
Unihealth Foundation Unilever United States, Inc. Union Bank of California Union Pacific Railroad
Union Texas Petroleum Uniphase Corporation Unisource Worldwide, Inc. United Airlines
United Business Media
United Technologies Corporation Universal Hospital Services Universal Studios
US Fidelity & Guaranty Corp. USA Interactive
USF & G
Vanguard Charitable Endowment
Veritas Software Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company
Wells Fargo & Company
Western Payments Alliance
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Wiley & Sons, Inc.
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Willis Lease Finance Group WMX Technologies, Inc. Woodburn Group, Inc. Words At Work, Inc.
Working Assets Funding Service
World Reach, Inc.
W. P. Carey Company, Inc. W. W. Grainger, Inc. Wachovia
Waste Management Inc. Waters Corporation
Weil Capital Management, LLC Weisman Enterprises Inc. Wellpoint Foundation
Xerox Foundation Xilinx Corporation XiNET
Young & Rubicam Inc. Yum
Zelle, Hoffmann, Voelbel & Gette LLP Zero-Max, Inc.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals as a nonprofit and improve conditions for PTSD Veterans and people with disabilities. Your generous donation will fund our mission to provide service dogs.
PO Box 5313 Napa CA 94581
Thank you Dr Hess, Dr Bleviss and the Silverado staff for your incredible dedication to our service dogs in training and your continued support of our program AND for your most generous monthly donation.
Can a simple donation really make a difference in a person’s life! You bet! Ask any of our grateful service dog recipients (See Testimonials), they will tell you it has been a LIFE CHANGER!
Here are 9 reasons why donating is good-
1. Experience More Pleasure
Donating money simply makes you feel better, which is something we can all benefit from.
2. Help Others in Need
When you donate your money, you help others who need it.
3. Get a Tax Deduction
If you give to an IRS-approved charity, you can write off donations on your tax return. Donating your cash is a great way to reduce the amount of money you send off to Uncle Sam, and for a good cause, to boot.
4. Bring More Meaning to Your Life
Any donation makes an impact! and can infuse your everyday life with more meaning. If you've been stuck in a rut, whether personally or professionally, sometimes the simple act of donating cash can do the trick and reinvigorate your life.
5. Promote Generosity in Your Children
When your kids see you donating money, they're much more likely to adopt a giving mindset as they grow up.
6. Motivate Friends and Family
By giving, you can stroke passions in the folks around you, which is a very positive and tangible effect of your own giving.
7. Realize that Every Little Bit Helps
Dollars add up and they all make a difference!
8. Improve Personal Money Management
If you set a scheduled $100 donation each month , that can motivate you to be more attentive to your own finances. AND, see next section below to see if your company will match your donation!
9. Give, If You Can't Volunteer
This might not necessarily be a positive effect of charitable giving, but if you're too busy to volunteer or can’t imagine being a puppy parent, then giving money is the perfect workaround. Writing out a check is a simple way to show you're willing to help others in any way you can.
Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs
Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs PO BOX 5313 Napa, CA 94581 US
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