Who Are We?
Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs was founded in 2014 by Tessa Schmidt who has Spastic CP and Danielle Main who is Legally Blind. The Society was founded after it became increasingly clear that there is a great need for support for those with disabilities but who want to live their lives independently. An assistance dog will allow them to become confident and active members of their community.
What We Do
Our Society’s purpose is to train and provide assistance dogs for people with disabilities that are higher functioning and often slip through the system; thus resulting in them receiving little or no support. Leash of Hope acknowledges that an assistance dog can continue to encourage and cultivate the independence of these incredible members of society by making their day to day a little easier.