Friends of RI

At Retrieving Independence, we rely heavily on donations of services and goods to keep our costs down and our service dogs in top shape!

We could not do what we do without the generous donations from these local and national organizations:

The Farm at Natchez Trace

The Farm at Natchez Trace

This wonderful boarding and grooming facility in Franklin, Tennessee generously donates their time and space to socialize all of our service dog puppies from four to eight weeks old. With their help, we are able to start the socialization process at a very young, impressionable age, which allows for more rounded, prepared service dogs.

Belle Meade Animal Hospital

Belle Meade Animal Hospital

This veterinary clinic offers a significant discount on all services and medications. They also give free examinations to all of our service dogs in training. They are integral in keeping all of our dogs in training in top health!

Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath

Miss Kitty’s Bed & Bath

This grooming facility offers significantly discounted grooming for all of our Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Without their generosity, we would have way too much doodle hair to deal with!

Elanco

Elancoâ„¢

This veterinary company generously donated a large quantity of heartworm prevention to RI and the organization keeps our dog protected from parasites. We use Interceptor as our monthly heartworm prevention in all of our service dogs in training.

Nashville Holistic Pet

Nashville Holistic Pet

This remarkable pet store offers toy drives to generate donations to our service dogs in training. Even service dogs need toys to have some fun during their downtime!

River Road Retrievers

River Road Retrievers

Sarah Short is a well-known Golden Retriever breeder in the Nashville area. We are so lucky to be able to work with her for breeding some of our service dogs. Without her, we wouldn’t be able to breed and train nearly as many service dogs as we currently are.