Citadel Therapy Canine Society was incorporated as a non-profit Society by the British Columbia Registrar of Companies in early May, 2012.  It is based in Vancouver, BC.  Unlike many other service dog training schools, its sole and only mission is to train and then deliver PTSD service dogs.  It is not involved in any other service or working dog programs: such as Guide, Medical Assistance, Autism, Search & Rescue etc.  PTSD service dogs are all that we do.  The Citadel Canine mission reach includes new military veterans, and first responders (Police, Fire, EMT, Nursing & 9-1-1 personnel).  Citadel is also a registered as a Charitable Organization with Canada Revenue Agency. 


 

Although based in British Columbia, Citadel is a Canada-wide operation, with training activity from BC right across to Newfoundland-Labrador.  Citadel is primarily operated by volunteers, and training is provided by highly qualified dog trainers at greatly reduced rates, or in some instances at no charge to our Society.  All of all of our dogs and the candidate/handlers within the Citadel Canine program are trained to the new standards recently implemented by the Justice Institute, Government of BC.


Mission Statement

There are five key features within the Citadel Canine Mission…..

1.  We often use wonderful dogs rescued from animal shelters that might not otherwise have a promising future……

2.  We are not breed-specific; we attempt to provide candidates with the size and type of dog they would prefer……

3.  We only never pair a dog with a candidate if we have a qualified trainer located close by that can support that pairing…...

4.  On occasion we will allow properly assessed dogs owned by qualified candidates to enter our service dog program, and……

5.  We provide fully trained dogs, and training support, at no charge to the new veterans or first responders within our program.