Autism Dog Services Inc. 

Leaving a charitable legacy through your will is a simple and impactful way of giving. In your will, you can choose to leave the ADS a specific piece of property, securities, cash or a percentage of your estate. By planning today, you can have a tremendous impact on the future by transforming child health and well being by giving hope to children and families for generations to come. Every gift in every will makes a difference, and your support will help us continue to make a difference one child at a time.

Other benefits include:

· satisfaction of providing a future gift while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime

· a charitable tax receipt to your estate

· an opportunity to honour or memorialize yourself or a loved one by establishing a named endowment fund

Leaving a gift to ADS in your will is simple. Speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will. Please consider letting us know that you are planning to leave ADS a legacy so that we can thank you today and ensure that your gift can accomplish what you would like it to.

Contact Vicky Spadoni for more information:  or (519) 722-2685

We would like to express our gratitude to Unity for Autism for their generosity and support for funding a grant to ADS to provide support to children with autism and their service dogs.  Thank you from all of us at Autism Dog Services.

Paw Print Program

contact Allison for more information  


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ADS Puppy and Dog Adoptions

Adopt an ADS dog that doesn’t meet criteria to become a service dog! ADS puppies and dogs in training may be released from their training programs at any time. ADS puppies or dogs that do not meet standards for behaviour, health or temperament are disqualified and adopted out as companion or pet dogs to either their foster families or those who have been approved by ADS and are waiting on the adoption list. These dogs typically have minor health or behaviour problems and would make wonderful pet dogs.

Companion Dogs for Children or Adults with Special Needs

ADS matches companion dogs with individuals who would benefit from the companionship of a dog in their home.  These dogs have been through a portion of the training process but were unable to complete the full certification for becoming a service dog.  These dogs will not have any public access or a service dog jacket but would make a lovely companion for a child or adult.  If you or a family member could benefit from a companion dog please complete the adoption form and indicate so on the related question on the form.  If you have any questions please contact 

Who can apply to be put on the adoption list?
Dogs are available to residents of the GTA, Cambridge, K-W, London, Windsor, and surrounding areas.

Adoption Fee
ADS has an adoption fee for the adoption of our released puppies/dogs to help ADS to cover expenses that the puppy or dog has incurred while in the ADS training program. For more information about adopting a disqualified dog contact  or fill out the form below.

pup 3 300x224Autism Dog Services needs sitters to provide temporary care for their puppies and adult dogs in training. Sitters are responsible for providing a safe environment for ADS puppies and adult dogs. They are also required to love, cuddle, feed, groom and exercise the puppy or adult dog while it is in their care under the guidance and instruction provided by ADS.


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Did you hear that Autism Dog Services has a new litter of future service dogs? Raising puppies is expensive. In fact, it costs about $5,000 to care for a new litter of puppies for one year. But for only 33 cents a day – less than a cup of coffee – you can help support our puppies to become ADS service dogs!

What happens in the 15 to 18 months that our puppy raisers are fostering our puppies?
Constant care by dedicated volunteers. About 700 dog treats. 540 walks. 500 hours of socialization and outings.


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Thank you for supporting Autism Dog Services. Together we can help foster the integration of children with autism by placing dogs that offer safety, companionship, and independence.


Wade Beattie

Executive Director



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There are many ways to volunteer at Autism Dog Services. Let us know how you'd like to help and come join a great team!

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Thank you to the following partners who impact on the lives of children with autism and their families by helping provide them with highly trained service dogs: 


SC Johnson 

The Canadian National Foundation For Autism 

Unity for Autism

Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation 

McKesson Foundation, Canada 

Autism Speaks Canada Family Services Community Grants


John & Cherie Stenabaugh 


John Mitchell Photography

Carlisle Road Hockey Cup 

Fed Ex Cares Winter Canadian Charity Delivery Contest 


Roncy Vet Clinic 

Bloorcourt Vet Clinic

Kingsdale Animal Hospital

Glanbrook Vet Services


Cooperslane Kennel

Woodbend Kennels

Magisterial Kennels

OMG Labradoodles

Applemeadow Labradors

Fareway Farms

Nyroca Labradors

Castelgar Labradors

SwissRidge Kennels

 ADS has a wide range of unique sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year. We are a registered Canadian Charity No. 803605955RR0001. ADS relies entirely on support from individual donors, corporate sponsorship, fundraising events, service clubs, and foundation grants.

For more information on donor or sponsorship opportunities please contact Vicky Spadoni (519) 722-2685 or