CHAIS is the brain-child of our two founders David Price and Jensen Huffman. As master dog trainers and K9 handlers, they knew that their dog’s harbored abilities to protect and comfort as well as seek out people who were in desperate trouble, that couldn’t be duplicated in any other way.
In early 2018, David and Jensen were actively seeking ways to be of service to their community and to utilize these incredible animals for good. From a client of theirs who had dedicated her life to advocating for Juvinile Sex Trafficing survivors, they learned of the human trafficking atrocities that were being commited in their very own communities. Immediately they asked and began seeking ways they could help spearhead efforts to help these young warriors and bring their traffickers to justice. After lengthy discussion with District Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Survivor Advocacy groups it was determined that the dogs could be used as both therapy and security dogs for these young people as they took the incredibly courageous steps to testify against their abusers in a court of law. Initially, Jensen and his K9 Jax and David and his K9 Blue were the only members of CHAIS, but over time other professional K9 handlers and their K9’s expressed their desire to donate their time, their professional expertise, their money and their energy to the cause. Their mission expanded to SAR (Search and Rescue) efforts, helping those who were lost in the wilderness, alone and cold. We have worked with multiple counties, multiple agencies and have deployed dogs and professional handlers into white out blizzard conditions to locate lost teenagers and forest fires to protect homes. We have provided therapy dogs to survivors and even deployed security dogs to victims escaping from their abusers. Up until this point, funding has been provided directly from the handlers. They train, maintain, provide veterinary care, and equipment to their dogs from their own pocketbook. Their time away from work, the gas they use, has never been compensated for. These handlers have never taken a dime from any victim, survivor, family, community or agency and yet they want to do more, deploy more, help more, rescue… more. We need your help.
Our dogs are trained, they are certified and they work. They are stable, they are kind and they are voracious in their drive to be successful. Our handlers instilled all of this into them. Our mission is to help more people, empower more survivors, prevent more victims and educate more people, but we can’t do this alone. We thank you for your support, your donations, even just spreading the word to more people about what we do.