MAIN LINE DEPUTY DOG helps people with physical challenges or mental health concerns train their own dogs to be fully certified service dogs.

A Deputy Dog performs tasks that help you function with increased independence and greater confidence.


A Golden Retriever uses his teeth  to grab on to a special baton held by his human partner challenged by mobility issues.  He slowly backs up and she slowly rises from a sitting to a standing position.



A Deputy Dog for mobility helps someone who has a debilitating illness or injury - an arthritis sufferer, a child born with cerebral palsy, a returning soldier.

A Deputy Dog for psychiatric concerns can help someone with panic disorder, post traumatic stress, anxiety and agoraphobia.

  1.   retrieving objects

  2.   providing balance and stability

  3.   assisting you up from a chair or bed

  4.   getting the mail 

  5.   carrying the laundry

  6.   pushing or pulling a wheelchair

  7.   opening and closing doors

  8.   turning lights on/off

  9.   summoning assistance

  10.   getting your medication and water

  11. waking you up or helping you sleep

  12.   leading away from stressful 


  1.   and many more possibilities




you can live life


Main Line Deputy Dog is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Pennsylvania corporation.