Raising Hope Dogs

Our Dogs Change Kids' Lives.

OUR MISSION

CHANGE             STARTS WITH A STEP

Kids join a team to play games with dogs, and experience sports for the very first time. Teens who struggle with food explore tastes and textures with a classy canine at their side. Our dogs work with professionals who value creative solutions to struggles that are often resistant to change.

Urgent Projects

hope

 empowers the impossible 

STruggle

                      CREATES COURAGE

Karen Rice

Therapist

Kids and teens with disabilities face obstacles so overwhelming, the steps enabling success can be impossible to take.


OUR DOGS CHANGE EVERYTHING.


Learn how Raising Hope dogs make a
​difference...one child and one step 
at a time.

Join Us

as we raise and train dogs who empower impossible things

Our kids and dogs join forces to achieve against all odds

CHEF ESPINOZA: LITTLE BROTHER WITH A BIG HEART

 

Chef Espinoza (a.k.a. Alan) has been with Raising Hope Dogs since we were a simple experiment tucked inside of Arcadia Therapy Services of Arizona.  Hear him tell you in his own words what our dogs have done to breathe color into his dreams. 

Our PROGRAMS

We start with puppies of all shapes and sizes, and grow them into highly skilled working dogs. They partner with professionals to help kids with autism, behavioral challenges, down syndrome and cerebral palsy overcome obstacles and reach important life goals.

FACES OF HOPE: OUR IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS TEAM

MEET 12 INCREDIBLE KIDS WHO BRING IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS TO LIFE

Beverly Damore

Development

Director

Our Leaders

  • JAVEN: Hockey Player, Puppy Lover
  • JOSHUA: HopeDog Veteran, Gaming Artist
  • JULIAN: HopeDog Athlete, Dog-Loving Bowler
  • NYOR: Swimmer, Underwater Photographer
  • QUANAH: Youngest Athlete, Train Rider
  • SADIE: Summer Camp Gold Medalist

Help launch our IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS TOUR!

Our amazing Kids and Dogs take their hopes and dreams on the open road. Meet our first three Impossible Dreamers, and join them in their epic journey:

  • ABBY, HopeDog Athlete & Chez Bones Chef
  • ALAN: Author, Speaker, Dreamer
  • ANTONIO, HopeDog Athlete
  • DAVID & NATHAN: Dream Team Duo!
  • DUSTY: Product Designer, Entertainer
  • EVAN: Chewy Booeys Chef Extraordinaire