Puppy Prodigies joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on March 29, 2018 at the Italian Water Rescue Dog Trainers Meet & Greet event. Since 2006, Puppy Prodigies has been providing initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support dogs to empower people with disabilities, kids with special needs, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD. Their unique social and recreational activities provide participants with the healing power of the ocean, and the healing power of dogs through canine-assisted surfing, paddling, swimming, playing and therapy.
One of the initiatives of Puppy Prodigies is to reduce the staggering statistic of suicides committed every 65 minutes by active duty service members and veterans. By enabling military personnel to continue their life of service and find new purpose through mentorship with a child who has special needs for a day of paws-on healing through canine-assisted ocean activities, they remain engaged in community service and inspire future generations.
Puppy Prodigies also aims to end drowning as the leading cause of death for kids with autism by providing canine-assisted swim lessons at no charge to the families. Puppy Prodigies strives to connect people through the challenges they face and provide a platform where the positive impact of giving back to the community helps participants in their own healing process.