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Stella's Superstar Pup

Make it Pawsible for Stella to Shine with a Better Quality of Life!


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80% of $32,000 goal

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Stella lives in Massachusetts with her doting family that's always cheering on their little star.

Her parents say that whether she's blissfully splashing waves in the pool or gleefully gliding down the playground slide, their 5-year-old's cheerful disposition kindles the same happy, loving spirit in everyone around her.

Stella has Autism and DDX3X Syndrome.

The severity of her condition has delayed all aspects of her development. Everyday tasks like getting dressed are difficult and time-consuming. She becomes overwhelmingly frustrated when she can communicate her basic needs, sensory sensitivities, or understanding of social cues when interacting with her peers.

Stella's family has partnered with Good Dog to provide her with a faithful friend to improve her quality of life. She has been matched with Good Dog! Shadow, who will help her by:

  • Assisting with social interactions
  • Encouraging verbal communication
  • Alleviating anxiety and overstimulation
  • Redirecting undesirable behaviors
  • Helping with daily living activities
  • Visually reminding others to be patient and kind
  • Providing unconditional love, comfort, & acceptance 

Help Bring Good Dog! Shadow Home to Stella

Click the donate button to contribute to Stella's Family Scholarship Fund. 

You can also mail a check if you wish to waive the small credit card fees. Indicate "Stella's Superstar Pup" on the memo line and mail it to:

Good Dog! Service Canines
Attn: Stella's Superstar Pup
855 South Main Avenue, Suite K-162
Fallbrook, California 92028

Please note that mailed donations are recorded and deposited at the end of each month, and checks received after the month's deposit will be combined with the following month's deposit.

Remember to get your company's support as your donation applies to many corporate matching programs. 


Good Dog! Service Canines is dedicated to bringing the benefits of the human-canine relationship to children with disabilities and their families. Our highly skilled pups not only provide assistance and independence but also bring hope, joy, and laughter back into the lives of those who need it most.

We invest an average of $32,000 to raise, care and train each service dog as well as educate and support each family who receives them. Currently, we add 8-10 new teams to the Good Dog! Family each year, in addition to supporting our active Good Dog! Teams. That means we must raise up to $320,000 annually. To help us offset these expenses, families pledge to contribute at least $16,000 towards their $32,000 service dog program costs, qualifying for matching with a service dog when they reach $26,000 of their goal amount.

Caring for a disabled child can come with emotional and financial struggles, but we believe that shouldn't stop any family from having access to cover the costs of their service dog.

That's why we created the Good Dog! Scholarship Fund.

For families struggling to raise the remaining amount of their service dog programs, we're here to help. The Good Dog! Scholarship Fund offers financial aid once they've met their minimum pledge requirements.

With your support, we can provide life-changing service dogs to Good Dog! Families in need, at little or no cost. Let's work hand in paw to create a brighter future!

All gifts are received with the greatest of gratitude from us all.

About Good Dog! Service Canines

Good Dog! Autism Companions was founded in 2011 by the parents of an autistic boy. After getting a service dog for their son, they soon realized the life-changing benefits these dogs could provide to so many more. Today, Good Dog! Service Canines provides highly trained service dogs to children with disabilities and their families, helping them live better lives! Each dog is professionally trained using only positive reinforcement methods because we believe the true power of the human/canine bond is brought about through a loving, trusting relationship. Good Dog! Autism Companions, founded in 2011, has expanded its services to help more kids and families. We are now doing business as Good Dog! Service Canines. Thanks to all whose support let the love grow!

For more information, visit gooddogservicecanines.org.


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