Science + heart = empowering everyone to thrive

Dogs4Diabetics has evolved to become the National Institute of Canine Service and Training (NICST), as a trailblazer in the field of service dogs, NICST has a long and proven history of taking industry-leading science into the future; with a mission to create life-saving partnerships that inspire, transform, and empower communities.

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NICST has really found an important place in people’s lives. As a community partner I know how incredibly needed programs like Dogs4Diabetics, First Response K9’s, and Proof Dogs are and the tremendous impact they are having on the community.

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CEO, Kevin Fick Worldwise Inc.
Corporate Partner

I am so thankful for all the hard work that goes into making these life-saving partnerships possible. I feel 200% times safer with Megumi by my side. She is faster than technology and has proven that since our placement. Megumi has so much personality and fits perfectly into my life. I love Dogs4Diabetics!

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Samantha and Megumi
D4D, Client/Dog Team

Hi, I’m Newton… a “Homeless to Hero Canine”. I’m a rescue dog from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) – but now I have a new “leash” on life to help save lives with NICST. Woof!

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NICST creates life-saving partnerships.