“The dogs of Healing”

”We teach you and your dog together with kindness”

             Leashes  4  Life

    International Assistance Dogs


This is assistance dog program dedicated

in Honor of my mentors Paul White and Memory of  Cyndy Clay           

co-founders of Leashes for Living Inc.

Assistance Dog School

  and CEO of Clay’s Canine Sidekicks

Copyright © 2011 Leashes 4 Life International Assistance Dogs . All Rights Reserved.

  San Diego ,CA .858-598-DOG1(3641),  irina@leashes4life.org

We are proud members of

Travis  and Loui  


Dominick and  



Caleb and  Comet

Kim and Sage

Graduated Teams

Galina and Finnie

In Loving Memory of   MAX

We have big loss and sorrow ...

Max was diagnosed with cancer

and is now  in dog heaven.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 
Author unknown...

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.

                                                             -Helen Keller

Linda and Max

Teams in training