How Can I Get Involved?
WSD allows students to become involved in many ways. Below are some of the options we offer to UK students:
A student who goes through training with WSD and can watch the puppy when the trainer is unable to, which includes taking this puppy to events in public.
Sitters are an extremely important asset to our club, as they act as our part-time trainers when our puppy raisers need assistance.
A student who is willing to actively take on the responsibility of training a WSD service dog for one year.
A student who joins our WSD team wishing to become more involved in the growth and development of the organization.
Email our President, Molly Mathistad, at email@example.com or send us a message through our Facebook page for more information!
Be sure to join us for our orientation meeting at the beginning of each semester!
Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming events and WSD updates!
"Being a trainer will change your life. You learn patience, problem-solving and persistence.There are no words to describe how much someone grows through a partnership with a service dog in training."
-Hannah White, Training Supervisor (2013).
"WSD is an amazing organization. As an active member for four years, I learned that helping others not only gives back to society as a whole, but it also brings someone personal and lifelong joy."
-Jennifer Lyons, Puppy Raiser (2013) & Training Supervisor (2014).
"Getting to grow close to each dog through sitting has been life changing. These dogs truly leave paw prints on your heart and I feel so blessed to watch them grow."
-Brianna Vollman, WSD Sitter (2017).
"The puppies I raised will have a place in my heart forever, but most of all, I am so grateful to have been given the chance to help them grow into dogs who can make someone's life better in a way that I can never fully understand. It was such an incredible experience to be able to give something so special to someone else."
-Molly Mathistad, Puppy Raiser (2017), Training Supervisor (2017), & President (2018).
"Having a little puppy taught a big responsibility of time management and just being responsible in general. I'm so thankful he was brought into my life and still changes lives today."
-Haley Barter, Puppy Raiser & Secretary (2016).
"I get so excited for every dog in the program because every dog has so much potential and I love seeing them fulfill that purpose. I will forever be grateful to this program for showing me and letting me fulfill a passion for helping dogs, help people!"
-Caitlin Hudson, WSD Sitter & Photography Chair (2017).