About Us

Watch Me Command

Alaska Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Carole Shay in 2001.

  • Carole Shay is a licensed Clinical Therapist.
  • She is also a Certified Service Dog Trainer and focuses on out-of-the box teen and child therapy.
  • Dodd Shay is a Certified Service Dog Trainer.
  • He and Carole have trained and placed dozens of service dogs in Alaska for the past 13 years.
  • Training to become a Service Dog Trainer was received at Bergin University of Canine Studies or Assistance Dog Institute.