About Us

Canine Assistance Service Dogs, Inc. NON PROFIT 501(c)(3) is a foundation dedicated to training Service Dogs in North Carolina to give Freedom, Dignity, and Independence to those who have difficulty with physical disabilities.
Training is done concerning disabilities.

Mobility Issues

CIDP, Celiac Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome


Multiple Sclerosis
Hearing Impaired

Suffer from PTSD

Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder

Go confidently in the
Direction of your dreams.
Live the life you’ve imaged
Henry David Thoreau

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If you have a disability to perform major life task such as standing, walking, suffer from PTSD, you are eligible to have a service dog under ADA laws.

A service dog is not considered a pet. It is required for daily functions. Our service dogs are trained to customize to your individual needs. Often a person has one or more issues concerning their disability.

Our foundation, at this time, has 3 trainers and breeders on our staff, and our qualified professional trainers, have thirty years' experience each.

Trainers & breeders

Our trainers have learned skills that have been an amazing asset to understanding dog behavior and how dogs learn.

You need experience in scent work to train dogs to alert to medical issues. This is paramount and not easily done. It takes real working experience in the field. Puppy evaluation necessary for consistent results.

Our knowledgeable breeding program eliminates problems with extensive testing, X-rays, and going back generations to have proven results. Excellent breeding to insure temperament and training ability. All of which is necessary for sociably and physical strength.

Fernando Fernandez is a retired FBI Special Agent and former K9 Handler with over 30 Years of experience. He has trained and handled Narcotics Detection/Police Patrol/Cadaver and Service Dogs. Special Agent Fernandez and his K9 Gerry were deployed to the Pentagon following 9/11 attack. He has been associated with Green Collar K9 training since his retirement from the FBI.

Capt. R.D. Ball, Ret SPI 95; FBINA 209; Qualified Expert in state and federal court regarding police service dog applications. Former handler, trainer, and USPCA judge. Forty years’ experience in breeding and training working service dogs.

We are dedicated to providing healthy puppies with a confident temperament and high drive. Our puppies have the ability for canine assistance work, exceptional family companions. They have the potential for police K9 work, search and rescue, scent detection.

Dr. Turner BS PharmD Specialist in puppy evaluation and development.

Pat Ransone breeder of excellent quality Labrador Retrievers, former Vet Tech with 30 years of experience in training working service dogs with Triad Canine Training, Inc. and Green Collar K9 Development, Inc.

Carol has worked with Law Enforcement working her dogs in Cadaver work and Arson detection. She has been a seeing eye puppy raiser and instructor. Carol ran a dog training school for obedience competition and field trial test. An instructor for Theraputic Riding taught her to look at training with disabled in an enlightened way. Carol now also has a disability. A conditioned known as CIDP. This has created an opportunity to see more specifically the need that arrises in training when one is impaired. Rhett, her service dog, is her helpmate, companion and friend. Carol wants to share this kind of special bond with those who would value such a companion.

Mary is a retired teacher and educational diagnostician with a masters in special education. Her focus will be integrating clients having special needs and a canine partner with the public school environment.

Breeding Program

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Our organization breeds German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Labradors retrievers for the purpose of Service work.

Our experience has shown us that is better to have a long standing breeding program with a history of solid hips, elbow, eyes, and heart, tested to insure that they are not carriers of genetic problems.

We feel this insures longevity.

It takes a long time to train dogs to this degree, and we try, with knowledgeable qualified Veterinarians and lab testing, to provide a dog with years of service.

We are expecting a new litter of Labradors due in Spring.

We are always interested in local "PUPPY RAISERS".

Requirements of Applicants

After an initial interview by staff, the applicant will need a written approval from their Doctor in order for us to proceed.

We also want to be assured that the applicant will return every 6 weeks initially, for a weekend, so we can be confident that the service dog has continued his follow up training, and for us to give support, refresher for the dog, and helpful hints to applicants.

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NON PROFIT 501(c)(3)

Provide foods for 2 puppies in the breeding program


Will pay for 1 puppy's initial vet care and vaccinations.


Will provide prenatal screening for mother and pups on the way.


Will help pay for take home equipment = Service Harness, Collar, leash, and vet product for Trained Assistance Service Dog.




Provide foods for 2 puppies in the breeding program


Will pay for 1 puppy's initial vet care and vaccinations.


Will provide prenatal screening for mother and pups on the way.

Any gift will be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. We are a Non-Profit organization. 501 c (3).

Checks Payable to:
Canine Assistance Service Dogs, Inc.
You will receive notification for tax records

Mailing Address
Canine Assistance Service Dogs, Inc.
NON PROFIT 501(c)(3)
100 Fox Trail Lane
Vass, NC 28394
Attention: Carol Minker / Director

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This will cost you nothing. We are a Non-Profit Foundation. We rely solely on donations.

Thank you for your consideration.
The staff at CASD

Recent News

  • Our new litter of German Shepherds puppies awaiting their future!

  • We have several dogs in training including Labradors, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers.

  • Check back often for news updates.