Golden Retriever lays on carpeted floor


NHCSSD Inspiration

This is Japhy, a service dog trained to assist Brendan Madden, founder of the New Hampshire Coalition for the Support of Service Dogs. He received his training at the Paws With A Cause facility in Wayland Michigan but was flown out to him in New Hampshire in 2005. It took about a year of custom training to meet all of Brendan’s needs. He knew over forty commands, like turning on lights, opening doors, retrieving objects, and even knew a command to go to the bathroom! Japhy passed on in 2019, but his image inspired our logo and his pictures are featured on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram!