Sunday, January 29, 2012

Former ECAD student trainer FaTye hits the big stage

This is a quote from the below Rivertowns Enterprise article that shows exactly what kind of benefit can come from giving kids that dont always get a chance ..a chance...

"On Sunday, Feb. 12, the performance of “Big River” will benefit Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD), which FaTye was involved with during his time at CV. Lu Picard runs ECAD at Children's Village and worked with FaTye during his early days in Westchester. The program, she says, is designed to help both the dog and the trainer grow. While the animal builds the skills required of a service dog, the child develops a work ethic and sense of accomplishment."

Former Childrens Village student and ECAD student trainer hits the big stage

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Luis and Tuesday interviewed by the Odyssey Network

Here is a new interview with Luis and Tuesday courtesy of the Odyssey Network. 

Check out the puppies getting bigger by the day on our puppy Cam!
ECAD Service Dogs Puppy Cam LIVE!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Please come out tonight to support:

The Doggie Diaries by Michael Scott

Opening reception with the artist in benefit of ECAD!
RSVP: Alexandra Polemis (212) 452-6600 or
Info: Call Lily Downing Burke (212)628-9760 or
24 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075-1706

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shiloh's Puppies

Christmas eve they started coming one by one all the way to thirteen healthy Dane/Lab puppies! With their skilled mid-wife Carrie by Shiloh's side over the course of a morning and afternoon these tiny lives with a bright future came into the world!

 While momma Shy went out to stretch her legs, the first few puppies waited patiently in their basket for her to come back!

Lu Picard making sure that momma and babies are all doing well, also starting the puppies socialization with people.

A long day one for both Shiloh and the puppies, future service dogs ready for their first nights sleep!

Introduction: ECAD is Back and Ready to Blog

Welcome back! It has been a while since we blogged last, and we have missed our loyal followers, but we are back and ready to blog. For those who are joining us for the first time, the intent of ECAD's blog is to be; (1) Informative, (2) Supportive, (3) Resourceful, as well as provide awareness to all. We have compiled a list of topics that we would like to cover throughout the year, however, your feedback and suggestions are encouraged!

To maintain the integrity of this blog, below are some ground rules:
1) Respect the opinions of others
2) No foul language
3) Remain positive
4) Be proactive, not reactive
5) Knowledge is power, we will use our knowledge to provide awareness

With the formalities done, let's introduce the faces behind the text. Lee is a retired police officer, an advocate, and a client of ECAD. Lee is the proud owner of Brady, a 2 year old male golden retriever, who has proudly been serving her since 2011. Lee will be maintaining the blog and the information posted along side of Carrie. Carrie works in Fund Development, Marketing & HR as well as maintaining social media. Together we will keep the blog moving, monitoring that is remains positive, and stays focused on the initial intent.

Blog is Back

Hello everyone just a quick note to let you know that the ECAD Blog is back and will be updated on a regular basis. We hope to keep everyone updated on the goings on at ECAD, ECAD in the news and our special project following Shilho's litter of 13 puppies from day one to placement as a service dog.

Please join us !