We Give Back

At Superior Labb pets are part of our family. Their very presence in our homes and lives contributes to our mental health and general well being. But we also know that some animals are capable of improving lives in a much more meaningful way.

Every quarter Superior Labb donates a percentage of our profits to organizations that train service and therapy dogs or have trauma support dogs programs.

Who We Support

  • 360 Communities Lewis House provides a safety net for women and children who experience domestic violence. 360 Communities is the first domestic and sexual violence program in Minnesota to have victim support dogs to help survivors cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) trains service dogs to respond to traumatic events, like mass shootings or disasters. Their mission is to utilize the power of the human-canine bond as a therapeutic, educational, healing tool.

Service Dogs

We all know that service dogs can support people living with physical disabilities such as loss of a limb or mobility, loss of sight or hearing, or other health challenges like diabetes or epilepsy. But, service dogs can also be trained to work with people living with depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Trauma Support Dogs

Trauma support dogs are specially trained from a very young age to support vulnerable victims and witnesses of crime by offering them “quiet companionship”.

In the wake of the school shooting crisis, therapy dogs have been used as a way to provide comfort and support for students returning to school. Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations.

Courts and prosecutorial offices around the nation have started using service dogs to support emotionally frail witnesses who are unwilling to testify but for the calming presence of a dog. Trained dogs provide the unconditional comfort of touch and warmth as well as provide a healthy distraction from the agony of grief and trauma.

 

 

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