How long is the waiting list for a COPE Service Dog?

The annual application deadline is July 31st. Applications received on or before the deadline will be considered for training and placement in the spring and summer of the following year.

Do you provide seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, or autism dogs?

We specialize in training dogs for people who primarily have mobility disabilities. Please contact our fellow accredited members of Assistance Dogs International for assistance by visiting

Do you provide psychiatric service dogs?

We currently do not place psychiatric service dogs.

Do you provide service dogs nationwide?

We are currently serving clients in Canada within a 3-hour driving distance of Barrie, Ontario within the Canadian border.

COPE does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, level of literacy, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in our programming, services, and staffing and volunteer needs. A policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination is fundamental to our nonprofit mission.

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