About Us

In 1989, Ed Duden, Steve Powers and Michael Goehring founded Service Dogs for America (SDA)/Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation Inc.  SDA is a non-profit organization that enhances and empowers the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.  SDA is located in Jud, North Dakota (43 miles south of Jamestown, ND), and is the only non-profit provider of assistance service dogs in North Dakota.


It is our mission to train and certify service dogs for individuals with disabilities.


To see a society where disabled individuals are able to fully participate in social, educational and occupational opportunities.