Due to high demand, we currently have a wait list of 2 years

Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI)

Application for Service Dog Recipients

Thank you for your interest in a GOFI service dog.  Our Golden Retrievers meet the highest standards of temperament and trainability and each dog is trained specifically for the recipient’s needs.  Our goal is to provide service dogs to those living with physical and psychological disabilities in order to provide greater independence and a higher standard of living. GOFI trains dogs to assist with spinal cord injuries, diabetes alert, seizures, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, connective tissue diseases, chronic pain, and more!

Please understand that applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, however, we strive to find the best match for you so placement schedules may vary.  You can usually expect to hear from GOFI within two weeks, at which time an area coordinator will conduct a home visit.  We will then assess whether we have a dog that can meet your needs.

Send your completed application to:

Golden Opportunities for Independence

Pauline Hoegler

323 High Street

Walpole, MA 02081

or you can email us the application at:


Please feel free to give us a call at 978 - 847 - 7870.

Best Wishes,

The GOFI Family

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