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Transforming Lives,  One  Trainer  at  a  Time  

2014 Annual Report

Building Bridges to Independence

Contents 2 Presidents Letter 3 Certified Teams 8 Teams-In-Training 10 Puppies 11 Training Department 15 Financials 16 Fundraisers 18 Sponsors, Donors, and Partnerships Karen L. Shultz President

Certified Teams

Š 2014 Jane Sobel Klonsky

Murphy & Â


Murphy is a certified Facility Dog that assists a physical therapist at the C5 Vestibular Care Physical Therapy at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, by helping patients during their therapy. He opens doors, retrieves, delivers items and wears a special harness to help patients with their balance during therapy. Murphy assists up to 20 patients a week, transforming the lives of many Wounded Warriors and easing their rehabilitation process.

"Murphy is a constant source of help and enjoyment in my therapy sessions. He assists me with standing when I am unsteady and lays with me during mat exercises. Difficult exercises become a breeze with Murphy to take my mind off the pain and a great motivator to complete them so I can go back to petting him! -NMCSD patient

Š 2014 Jane Sobel Klonsky

“It has been an incredible experience, far more than what was expected, far more rewarding and wonderful.” – Nicki, Sadie’s Mom

“It has been an incredible experience, far more than what was expected, far more rewarding and wonderful.” – Nicki, Sadie’s Mom





Dante &

Marlene Dante, a black Labrador retriever, is being placed with Marlene, a retired Army captain who was wounded in Iraq. Dante will replace Gracie, Marlene’s past service dog, who is medically retired due to a seizure disorder. Dante will assist Marlene with her mobility needs and help to mitigate symptoms of PTSD. Â


Dogs Acquired   In-­‐Training   Cer4fied/Team   Training   Released  

Training Department

TLCAD partnered with Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility to start a new prison training program in October 2014. Our first inmate trainers were the firefighter inmates of RJD. Our first POOCH graduate will be having his graduation celebration ceremony at RJD on 2/20/2015. We are currently finalizing the last details on moving the program into the secure D-yard. Each dog will have two assigned inmate trainers and one community weekend volunteer. We will be starting with 12 inmates and growing slowly on a rolling basis. The projected expansion of the POOCH program will be in March 2015.

Bob Knight joined TLCAD in celebrating the success of the POOCH Program with Warden Daniel Paramo, Chief Mario Hernandez with Trinity and Robert Brown.

"I truly appreciate the opportunity to be able to participate in such a worthy program. Not only is it a program beneficial to someone with disabilities, it's helping me grow as a person as well." -POOCH Inmate Trainer

Rescue Acquisition Program (RAP) In late 2014, we started our Rescue Acquisition Program (RAP) with the entrance of Henk and his daughter Trinity. Tisha K. rescued Henk and the duo was obtained by TLCAD. Currently, we are in discussions with San Diego Humane Society to develop a partnership to obtain potential candidates for RAP. The RAP candidates will go into the home of volunteers for a 6-week assessment period prior to entering the training program. We would like to thank Tisha K. and all of those who work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need.

Forever Homes The training department implemented a new “Behavior Modification Protocol” in March. This was done in an effort to maintain the standards & quality of our dogs placed in service and to minimize the resources lost on dogs not suited for service work or up to Assistance Dogs International standards. The protocol allows for 60 days of strict training to address a problem behavior that is incompatible with service work (e.g., anxiety, high levels of vocalizations, prey drive, aggression). If there is no measurable improvement, the dog is then released and TLCAD works carefully to find the dog a loving forever home. Dogs may also be released due to health issues that affect their ability to perform service work.  

Financials R E V E N U E Â

Total: $352,598

Contributions: $352,458 Investment Income: $140

Total: $352,458

Corporations: $2,500 Events: $68,416 Individuals: $66,147 Gifts In Kind: $24,395 Foundations & Grants: $191,000


Total: $291,082

Program Services: $218,609 Administration: $44,659 Fund Raising Development: $27,814

Total: $218,609

Dog Acquisition: $6,028 Veterinary: $9,909 Food & Grooming: $7,290 Education: $11,853 Facility: $8,874 Training: $174,655

Fundraisers Tee It Up for the Troops Tee It Up for the Troops Golf Tournament was a great success this October, spear headed by TLCAD supporter, Phil Galchutt. Phil’s support for our troops and belief in our mission to transform lives with service dogs has led to an incredible partnership and TLCAD is very grateful for the support of Tee it Up for the Troops! The event raised $9,400 for our At Ease program. Board Secretary Marianne Waldrop, Phil Galchutt and President Karen Shultz

Colina Charity Golf Tournament TLCAD would like to thank Louis Molina of Pro KidsThe First Tee and the Colina Park Golf Course for hosting a Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our At Ease and Leash-On-Life programs in June. Thanks to TLCAD board member, Marianne Waldrop, for coordinating the event. The total raised was $2,200.  

Louis Molina & Service Dog in training, Ryder

Shop Under the Stars TLCAD was a beneficiary of the Carlsbad Premium Outlet ’ s Shopping Under the Stars event this November and was generously awarded with $2,398 to support our mission.

Training Manager Stephanie Santos, President Karen Shultz, Training Coordinator Victoria Cavaliere and Executive Director Caren Sipiora.

College Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon

Coach Steve Fisher, Bobby Knight and Coach Bill Grier

Chuck Schroeder, Bobby Knight, Board Secretary Marianne Waldrop and President Karen Shultz.

This first annual event, featuring guest speaker Bob Knight, was held at the Officers’ Club at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on October 28th. 300 basketball fans and military supporters came together to attend this exciting event. Coaches Steve Fisher of San Diego State and Bill Grier of the University of San Diego were honored speakers who spoke to the audience about their team’s upcoming 2014 basketball season. TLCAD At Ease service dog recipient, U.S. Army Captain Marlene Krapata, shared her amazing journey of service, wounds of war, and the healing that has taken place with the assistance of her service dog. The event was a great success thanks to the wonderful board members and our fundraising committee, including John Kasser, Marianne Waldrop, Chuck and Joyce Schroeder and Jeanie Spies. The event was a huge success and raised $87,239 to support TLCAD in transforming the lives of our service dog recipients and their families.

THANK YOU Tender Loving   Canines   Assistance   Dogs,   Inc.   (TLCAD)   relies   on   generous   donations   from   individuals  and  groups   that  support  our  work.  We  have  been   fortunate  to   partner  with  several   groups   throughout   San  Diego   County   in   our  ongoing  efforts  to  increase  our   ability   to   place  more   service   dogs   with   individuals   on   the   autism   spectrum   and   Wounded   Warriors   with   PTSD,   TBI   and/or  mobility  issues.  The  following  groups   have  all   played   a  role  in   TLCAD’s  continued  growth   and  success  throughout  2014.  



Tech Sgt. Jack Kushner Foundation The Gumpert Foundation The North American Foundation The Manna Foundation The Petco Foundation Tee It Up For Troops Sempra Energy The Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club

The Winston School TERI Inc. Mission Edge Adler School of Professional Psychology University of San Diego & San Diego State University Basketball Teams Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary The Knights Templar Semper Fi Fund ACT Today for Military Families Canines for Disabled Kids Naval Medical Center San Diego Jane Sobel Klonsky : Project Unconditional

Board of Directors Officers Karen Shultz President Marianne Waldrop Secretary John Geary Treasurer

Board Members Sharna Kahn John Kasser Matt Lehman Jeanie Spies Susan White

Advisory Board Members

Meet the Staff Caren Sipiora Development Coordinator Ashleigh Wiemer Business Operations Administrator Stephanie Myung, CTRS, BCBA Programs Coordinator Victoria Cavaliere, KPA-CTP Training Coordinator Stephanie Santos, KPA CTP Prison Training Manager John Previtera Training Manager

Nan Arthur Whole Dog Training Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Liat Ben-Zur Director of Business Development and Software Strategy at Qualcomm Victor E. Bianchini Federal Magistrate Judge Colonel, USMCR (ret.) California Superior Court Judge (ret.) Krysti DeZonia, EdD Director, Education & Research, TERI, Inc. Edith Eger, PhD Clinical Psychologist Faculty Appointment, UCSD Temple Grandin, PhD Professor of Animal Science Autism Expert & Advocate Author Chantal Sicile-Kira Autism Advocate Author David Theno, PhD Animal Science Specialist Sr. Vice President, Jack in the Box, Inc. Christine Timmins Past President, TLCAD, Inc. TLCAD Service Dog Recipient

Transform a Life Today! We have approximately 20 total volunteers and are continuing to grow. We offer the following volunteer roles: Ø Volunteer Trainer Ø Volunteer Foster Guardians for RAP Ø Weekend Volunteers for POOCH (only offered to RJD staff) Ø Outreach Assistant Ø Volunteer Dog Sitter We offer a 2-part workshop once a month on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month for interested volunteers and additional classes for trainers, fosters, weekend volunteers, & dog sitters.

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Contact Us Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. (TLCAD) P.O. Box 1244, Solana Beach, CA 92075 8 Â

The Spirit Training Center, Home of TLCAD 1250 Activity Dr. Suite A, Vista CA 92081 Toll-Free: (800) 385-1282 Tel: (858) 461-6827

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