FIDOS Facility Dogs
Friends Invested and Dedicated to Outreach and Service
What We Do
We offer our clients highly trained facility dogs, focusing on the Standard Poodle breed, and consulting services related to facility dog program development at your location.
There are two aspects of our Facility Dog Program: 1) the dog and its training, and 2) establishing and implementing a program within the organization, including developing policies and contracts, communicating with staff, and training modules for volunteers and staff that interact with the Facility Dogs. Through our staff and training partners, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to help your organization start a Facility Dog program at your location. In addition, we offer continued support and training for your Facility Dog and your handlers to facilitate successful placement and meeting your goals of having a Facility Dog.
We train working dogs specializing in therapeutic services for healthcare, education, and corporate facilities. We specialize in Standard Poodle breeds.
We believe in, and use, force-free and positive reinforcement training philosophies.
We offer consulting services for organizations interested in starting a facility dog program at their location.
We also partner with other facilities to offer continued education for handlers, dogs, and staff.
We offer community outreach to provide therapeutic services for schools, colleges, and/or community events.
Who We Are
FIDOS was born through a shared love of dogs among three friends in Birmingham, Alabama, and their unique experiences working with service dogs, facility dogs, and animal assisted therapy dogs. We believe that serving our community is a privilege and through this shared love and passion, Kelly Schaeffer founded FIDOS Facility Dogs, focusing on raising facility dogs using an individualized training approach specific to the needs of the facility. FIDOS is unique due to the personalized training model and the breed of choice, the Standard Poodle.