Service Animals


To transform lives through service dogs.

"More people than ever need the strength and comfort of TLCAD’s important services. Because of

the Fusenot Foundation, we are transforming lives through service dogs and providing a bridge to independence for those in need."

Victoria Cavaliere, Programs Director

Tender Loving Canines

Assistance Dogs, Inc.


Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and others with disabilities to live a quality life by teaching them to train their own dogs, and certifying them as service dog teams. The dogs, usually from rescue organizations or shelters,are carefully evaluated. Each is then matched to a specific client’s physical and

psychological needs. There is no charge – all we ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.

"We are not traditional in any sense of the word. We treat each client/dog team as a unique entity because each is completely different--- different injuries, personalities, temperaments, etc. As such, we are incredibly honored when a long established organization such as the Georges and Germaine Fusenot Charity Foundation recognizes and supports the work we are doing on an ongoing basis."

Mary Cortani, Founder and Executive Director

Operation Freedom Paws


Guide Dogs of America is dedicated to its mission to provide guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada so that they may continue to pursue their goals with increased mobility and independence.

“A guide dog partner empowers those who have lost their sight to live their lives to the fullest. We’re grateful for The Fusenot Foundation’s commitment to vastly improving the lives of blind individuals by providing them with guide dogs free of charge.”

Dale E. Hartford, President

Guide Dogs of America