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Celebrate Luis Montalvan’s Life

On May 7th at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST, ECAD will be live streaming the celebration of Luis Montalvan’s life! Luis Montalvan was an award-winning New York Times bestselling author and advocate for veterans. His award winning service dog, Tuesday, had inspired him to become a public voice in order to advocate the use of service dogs and

Loving Labrador Mama Lulu

Explore Welcomes Lulu’s Litter with a New Live Cam

Congratulations to you and your new family, Lulu! The four-year-old Labrador / Great Dane mix welcomes her second litter with East Coast Assistance Dogs (ECAD). Her first, the Liquor Litter, is now 15 months old and thriving. The stud for both litters is proud papa Elton, a black Labrador on loan from the Guide Dog

ECAD's Training Teams

Service Dog Training Begins with a Bond

East Coast Assistance Dogs (ECAD) is in the midst of Team Training! The service dogs have been matched up with people living with disabilities and the pairs are now bonding with each other and learning how to work with their new teammate.

ECAD's Lu-Lu Litter with the Fire Department

Service dogs prepare for emergencies before emergencies

The midst of an emergency, like a fire in the middle of the night, is not the time to test a service dog’s ability to stay calm and focused while surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the oddly dressed, and sometimes frantic strangers of the fire department and other first responders. It’s important that

Training to use the lift gate

Spring Training at East Coast Assistance Dogs

East Coast Assistance Dogs (ECAD) are in the midst of spring training! This is the time that the dogs are taught to retrieve items, open doors, activate light switches, pull wheelchairs, balance, brace, and perform many other highly specialized tasks to help people with disabilities gain independence and mobility. Let’s look at some of their

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