Spirit of Giving: Forum Supports Tails for Life

Published 12/20/2017

Forum is proud to support Tails for Life and their mission to train confident, reliable and loving service dogs to assist people with disabilities. Over the summer, Forum’s “Sponsor a Pup” campaign successfully met its goal to co-sponsor a Tails for Life pup with full partner support and contributions from associates from Forum offices across the country. This amazing pup (coming in 2018) will become part of Forum’s extended family as we follow the pup’s journey through training and after graduation.

We asked Lead Dog Trainer Amanda Guell about what happens when a Tails for Life pup joins a family.

“The families have nothing but pure excitement and joy when we start the journey toward a service dog. When the dog is finally placed, they see the unwavering dedication and love that these dogs provide besides aiding in the tasks that the dog was trained to assist with.

These pups become much more than just a companion. We have been told that they fill a void that families weren't even aware existed before they opened their hearts and homes to our service dogs. Being able to work with Tails for Life dogs soothes my soul, but the BEST part of my job is seeing all the hours of training and love that we have poured into our service dogs shine through when they join their families.

Tails for Life has changed my life immeasurably. I cherish the relationships that we have with our service dog families. We have met some pretty amazing people on this journey, and it makes my heart overflow knowing that we can make a difference!”

Follow Forum’s Furry Friends on Instagram

Follow the staff and service dogs of Tails for Life as well as the many adorable furry friends throughout the Forum family at our new Instagram page, Forum’s Furry Friends.

About Tails for Life

Tails for Life empowers individuals to increase their independence and enhance their quality of life. At the Tails for Life training facility in Wisconsin, Jake Guell, CPDT and his team train pups to become service dogs, therapy dogs and comfort dogs. Meet the pups!