We are truly lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many fantastic recipients.  Our recipients are hard working and committed to the program, and they have all become part of the GOFI family.

 Looking to decrease your taxable income?  Make a Year-End Tax-Deductible gift for our service dogs and give the gift of helping others. 

Bridget and Daniel have done it again.  This is their second litter together.  Two of their puppies from the last litter are in our training program to become service dogs.  They are excelling at every level to this point and have demonstrated that this combination is destined to produce excellent service dogs.  Four of these puppies will be retained for GOFI as service dogs two are being retained for future breeding potentials and two will go to loving homes. 

   Our mission is to provide people living with disabilities with highly trained service dogs as a means to facilitate more confident and independent lifestyles. Golden Opportunities for  Independence in Walpole is your local service and therapy dog training resource.

With a GOFI dog at your side, independence isn't far behind! Our Service Dog Training Program provides you with the confidence you need to become independent again...

Golden Opportunities for Independence In Walpole is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

EIN 472354183

• Established in 2013 by co-founders Pauline Hoegler and Kristen Lee. 

• Focus on recipients with medical conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and diabetes.

• Use a community centered approach in which we use local volunteers to help recipients raise and train their own dogs and assist with life skills.

•Using graduated recipients as mentors for recipients in training, GOFI will provide continued education and assistance for the life of the dog.

Our program is unique in that we also offer supportive social programs for service dog recipients by involving them in training from the very beginning. Recipients take part in organized training sessions, puppy socialization outings providing social skills training for recipients and supportive social groups.

Established in 2013, Golden Opportunities for Independence is dedicated to providing those in need with the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest extent. GOFI not only trains service dogs for placement but strives to provide support and friendship to recipients.  GOFI’s success is made possible through the teamwork of committed staff, volunteers and community partners.

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Golden Opportunities for Independence

323 High Street Walpole MA 02081 US




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