Sweet Charity

Medical Assistance Dogs - Supporting Children And Youth In Need!

Sweet Charity

Supporting Children And Youth In Need!

Sweet Charity Medical Assistance Dogs, a Canadian Registered Charity (#82238 5035 RR0001) in Barrie Ontario, exists to train dogs to help children who need them. It’s that simple!

Diabetes Alert Dog Program

Our Diabetes Alert Dog program trains puppies as service dogs to match them with children and youth living with Type 1 diabetes with no hypoglycemic awareness. The dogs are professionally trained to recognize low blood sugars and alert the child or get help.

Personal Support Service DOG Program

Our Personal Support Service Dog Program trains dogs in order to help mitigate the impact of anxiety and stress related to chronic disease in children and youth. The dog acts as an emotional and therapeutic support system for the child or youth.
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Canine Ambassador Program

In our Canine Ambassador Program (CAP), a team of a staff member and their pet dog is trained to promote well-being and positive mental health in the safety of a particular facility. Apply now for the 2020 spring session (dates are now posted).

  • Dex just doesn’t understand why even the chipmunks are social distancing...but he’s doing his best to find them underground. #sweetcharitydogs @staynerc @labrescuegta
  • One of our fav pups has a message for you! 💜🐾 #steelestreet #scdsb #sweetcharitydogs
  • Stella says hi to all of her friends at WCPS. She misses everyone. We found this pile of snow today! #sweetcharitydogs #scdsb #therapydog #covi̇d19
  • Happy Pet Day #staynerathomespirit @sweetcharitydog #sweetcharitydogs Dex and his little pet cousin Lexi @allpawsmatter
  • Ollie is wishing he could be at school with his friends right now but since he can’t he will share some messages and what he is doing during our time away from school. What are you doing with your families and pets during the co-vid 19 restrictions? #sweetcharitydogs
  • Hope you are all doing well and are safe while being responsible and social distancing! #sweetcharitydogs


Thank you to all of our amazing donors who help to make Sweet Charity possible. For a full list, please view our Dynomo Donors Page.

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Covid-19 Update

To all our supporters:

With the postponement of the Canine Ambassador Program, please note that applications will be processed with the pre-assessment date notification, when determined appropriate.

With the support of families, our Personal Support Service Dog Program continues.

The Board, trainers and volunteers send everyone best wishes for health and safety.

John Playford, Sweet Charity Board Chair