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About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide affordable assistance dogs to persons with physical and mental health disabilities. Our dogs are rescues from local partnering animal shelters. Occasionally we also have a suitable dog donated by a private individual or breeder.


Dogs on the Go Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit assistance dog organization founded in McHenry County Illinois in 2016 by three locals: A veterinarian, a social worker, and a counselor; two of whom are former professional assistance dog trainers. All of the dogs in Dogs on the Go Assistance Dogs are rescues from local partnering animal shelters. It was founded on the principle that people with physical and mental health disabilities deserve to have access to assistance dogs regardless of their socio-economic status. We are funded entirely through donations and grants and do not receive government funding.