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What is Sweet Charity?

Sweet Charity Medical Assistance Dogs, a Canadian Registered Charity (#82238 5035 RR0001) in Barrie, Ontario exists to train dogs to help people who need them. It’s that simple!
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Our Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) program trains puppies and matches them with children ages 8 and older with Type 1 diabetes. The dogs are professionally trained to recognize low blood sugars and alert the child or get help.


Our Diabetes Support Dog (DSD) program trains rescue dogs to help mitigate the impact of high stress and mental health concerns in children and youth with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The dog acts as an emotional and psychological support system for the youth.


In our Canine Ambassador Program (CAP) teams of pet dogs and staff are trained to provide emotional support in the safety of the particular facility. The ambassador teams promote positive socialization and calm interactions with a goal of promoting well-being and positive mental health.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters.