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Medical Mutts: Empowering Lives through Service Dogs

Founded in 2013 by Jennifer Cattet Ph.D. and her husband Jack Topham, Medical Mutts is a leading organization dedicated to training exceptional Diabetes Alert Dogs, Seizure Alert Dogs, and Psychiatric Service Dogs. What sets us apart is our commitment to giving shelter dogs a new lease on life while transforming the lives of people with disabilities. In 2019, we transitioned into a nonprofit organization, driven by a mission to enhance our programs and extend our reach to positively impact more individuals and save more deserving dogs.

Homeless dogs find hope and purpose through our partnership with clients facing disabilities. By providing them with a permanent home, these remarkable service dogs unlock a world of possibilities, offering unwavering loyalty, invaluable independence, and compassionate assistance to their human counterparts.

Our team of highly qualified and certified trainers stands ready to meet the unique needs of each individual we serve. At Medical Mutts, we offer a range of services tailored to various requirements. This includes fully-trained service dogs, training programs for owner dogs to become service dogs, as well as comprehensive guidance for individuals who wish to train their own dogs.

At the core of our approach is a deep commitment to quality and expertise. Our trainers possess extensive experience and the necessary certifications to ensure the highest standards of training. By partnering with Medical Mutts, you can trust that you are receiving the utmost care and professionalism throughout your service dog journey.

Join the Medical Mutts family and experience the life-changing impact of our service dogs. Discover newfound freedom, support, and companionship as we empower you to live your best life. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and begin the transformative journey towards a brighter future.

How Medical Mutts Makes a Difference

Saving dogs, helping people, promoting kindness

  • We save dogs that have been abandoned
  • We promote the benefit of dog adoption
  • We provide quality service dogs
  • We promote ethical, force-free training and care of dogs
  • We dispute tradition and outdated training methods that cause distress to the dogs
  • We contribute to scientific advancement in the field of medical detection
  • We believe that ideas should constantly be challenged and supported by facts
  • We help dog owners with disabilities train their own dogs as a service dog
  • We educate about the role of service dogs
  • We teach professionals around the world how to train diabetes alert dogs and seizure alert dogs.