Why We Exist
The magic of assistance dog teams appears through the extraordinary partnership: between the owner and the dog, their trainer and our friendship circle. Pfotenpiloten´s mission is to make this magic possible. We don’t train our own dogs. As an independent and non-profit organisation, we offer advice and build a professional network of proven and committed trainers.
Once a team has been established, we help with financing and care. At the same time, our thorough assessment will establish high standards in this to-date unregulated industry.
What We Offer
Standards of Quality
Our trainers work independently and in accordance with our standards. An atmosphere of mutual respect in the network and our five part carefully documented assessment ensures high quality. Our organisation bases itself on the quality standard DIN 9001:2015, because quality does not happen by chance.
We educate the public about the importance, effectiveness and needs of assistance dog teams. Our vision is a society full of understanding, tolerance and inclusion.
Who We Are: Our Committee
Our first chairman has led and advised non-profit organizations over the past ten years. Social Innovation Management studies at DePaul University, Chicago.
Our second chairman is an independent consultant. With his expertise in quality management, he supports the establishment of a lasting foundation.
Our treasurer is a doctor in Offenbach Hospital. He appreciates assistance dogs for the quality of life that they give to their owners.
We support the ‘Transparency International Deutschland’ and commit ourselves to transparency. Find the name, location and address here. The founding year was 2015. Our articles are published here. Find the names and functions of the committee above this text.
For detailed descriptions of our aims, topics, and target groups, please refer to our annual report – and impact report according to the Social Reporting Standard (SRS). It also refers to the progress report (P. 14), personal structure (P. 22), information on the source, and use of the funds (P. 29)
Information on tax concessions:
Our work supports people with disability and animal welfare.
We are therefore tax exempt by the Frankfurt tax agency.
Our initiative is supported by the AndersGründer Programme of the Social Impact Lab Frankfurt, supported by KfW-Stiftung. With the project AndersGründer, people are encouraged and enabled to realize their ideas for solutions to a social problem in a sustainable and effective manner. They gain support from the professional team of the Social Impact Labswhich has already launched more than 100 startups at their locations.