CHAMP Assistance Dogs, aka C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc., is a nonprofit organization which places skilled service dogs with people who have disabilities to help them lead lives of greater independence, and places facility dogs with professionals who utilize their dogs' special skills in healthcare facilities, courthouses, and children’s advocacy centers.

CHAMP also provides our community with an education program, therapy dog teams, a puppy-raising program in St Louis, MO, a puppy-raising program in Columbia, MO, and an assistance dog training program at a Missouri Department of Corrections women's prison.

"CHAMP" stands for Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities!

Our Mission

It is the mission of CHAMP Assistance Dogs to improve and enhance life skills and promote companionship through the placement of specially selected service dogs with qualified individuals, and further, to always celebrate the mystery and joy inherent in the canine/human bond.

Our Vision

Both partners, dog and human, will have a better life because of the other.


CHAMP incorporated as a not-for-profit business in the state of Missouri on January 12, 1998. We received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in May 1998. At the time of our incorporation, our thirteen founding members had over 162 years of experience training animals and working with people with physical disabilities.

Our founding members formed CHAMP with a single, simple idea... we wanted to create an organization that would keep the best interests of the individuals we serve and our dogs foremost in our thoughts and actions.

Contact CHAMP

CHAMP Assistance Dogs
1968 Craig Rd - Ste 200
St. Louis, MO  63146

Ph: (314) 485-1264
Email: info@champdogs.org

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