"After years of searching, we finally came upon the Thames Center for Service Dogs. From the very first phone conversation, Liz reassured us that she would have a dog trained and ready for Cadance. Right from the start, Liz and her team were very caring and confident in their training of Luna. Our daughter has ASD and we knew that a service dog would change all of our lives, particularly for our daughter, Cadance. Liz was very detailed in training Luna specifically to Cadance's needs. Liz welcomed visits and answered all of our questions leaving us relieved and confident with Luna. Liz brought Luna to us and spent the entire week training us with Luna. She also went to Cadance's school to ensure the team at the school was prepared for Luna and to help Luna become familiar with the routine. Not only did Liz make herself available to us whenever we had questions but continues to assist us with any obstacles we may encounter. Every email, text, and call is always answered and the weekly training visits help to build Cadance and Luna's confidence as a team. Luna is an exceptionally trained service dog. She is constantly teaching us what to do in situations where we need her most. Since Luna's arrival, Cadance is more social and active as Luna brings her the confidence and calm comfort of a companion that she has always needed. She is starting to excel in her academics and is participating more in class. She is no longer running from school and her meltdowns are few to none. Luna senses when Cadance is feeling anxious or beginning to get upset and immediately acts to help Cadance, not to meltdown in stressful situations. Liz and her team go above and beyond to ensure we have a great fit with Luna. Our lives are forever changed for the better thanks to Luna and Liz and everyone at TCSD. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Liz, for making our world a better place and most of all training Luna to be the perfect piece to making Cadance's life complete!"
— Sarah M.
You are one of the only people to understand me and my disabilities before they even got the full diagnosis! Dr. Elizabeth! Always grateful!
Susan and Carnegie
Words of thank you don’t seem good enough to explain how Elizabeth’s generosity has and will continue to affect my life. I believed God works through earthly angels. Ruby and I were brought together by Elizabeth and her Family/Trainers. I know I have a special connection with Thames Centre Service Dogs because we (Ruby, Gucci and I) are part of her very special family.
Bless you all Elizabeth and her team of professionals.
I as a mother will be ever thankful and she will forever have my gratitude in what she has provided myself, my family and my daughter. I have the utmost respect for Elizabeth Baker, her staff and Thames Centre Service Dogs for their true dedication, passion and the outstanding service they provide.
I have known Beth for the 7 years I have been managing the Wallaceburg Animal Shelter and she is my go to person when I have dogs with issues. I have great respect for Liz’s knowledge of dogs, their behaviours as well as her solutions to issues.
Liz has successfully service dogs for people with FAS, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetic alert dogs. Liz has been training service dogs for over 17 years and a canine behavioural consultant for over twenty-five years.
As a breeder, trainer and handler of competitive show dogs for many years, I am very familiar with training standards and expectations. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Elizabeth Baker , Director of Thames Centre service Dogs.
Thames Centre Service Dogs are to be commended in their outstanding ability to match their client/handler needs with their service dogs. If you are a qualified candidate for a service dog, you can bet you have come to the right place. With Elizabeth Baker, C.S.D.T., as Director, you know that you will get not just an outstanding service dog that is trained for the specific tasks required, but a person who is knowledgeable about disabilities and clients’ needs. Just as importantly, you can be sure you will get the best suited dog for the required tasks and the best training.
I am proud to have my service dog, Carnegie, a Golden Retriever, wear the Thames Centre Service dog Facility patch on her vest and soon harness, because I know it is an excellent facility that doesn’t just ‘churn out service dogs’, but treats each dog and client as a unique individual . I also know that in the future, there is a committed, professional, caring person who cares just as much for any dog they have trained as to the handler who is at the other end of the lead.