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Good Dog! Service Canines
and The Sylvester Family



I'm Laura Sylvester, Executive Director and Co-Founder, of Good Dog! Service Canines which was inspired by our son Elliot and his service dog Orbit.

Below you will find media such as news articles, podcast interviews, and a short documentary film about Good Dog! & family.


We're excited to announce that our co-founder, Laura Sylvester, is featured in Women's World Magazine's February 2024 issue, in the "Power of Love" section. This recognition highlights Laura's impactful contributions to our organization. Read her story in the February 2024 edition of Women's World Magazine!

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Featured in the August 2020 edition of Fallbrook Village News is coverage of Good Dog!'s expansion to assist children with disabilities beyond autism, previously known as Good Dog! Autism Companions and now rebranded as Good Dog! Service Canines.

San Diego Union-Tribune article "Autism companion dogs graduate into service." 

The 90-minute ceremony was emceed by Elliot, who “spoke” to the audience via a pre-recorded speech that he typed out one letter at a time on a keyboard device with the help of his communication and regulation partner, Julie Sando.

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2018 SD Voyager San Diego's Most Inspiring Stories - Meet Laura Sylvester of Good Dog! Autism Companions 

Autism Mastermind (Previously Sans the Sugarcoat) Podcast: Episode 15: Good Dog! Autism Companions with founders Rick & Laura Sylvester


Adventures in Autism Podcast Episode 64- Mans best friend, with Laura Sylvester of Good Dog! Autism Companions

The emotional short story of one family's efforts to make a better life for their autistic son, and how it turned into a life-long journey to help other families living with autism.

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Autism Specialist, Developmental Play Expert and Author Tali Berman interviews Laura Sylvester, Founder and Executive Director of Good Dog! Autism Companions for the 2015 Autism Empowerment Telesummit.

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