Frances McGowin’s Biography

Frances McGowin

Frances McGowin’s Biography

Frances McGowin, M.A.

Frances McGowin with Service Dog recipient.

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1978-1982, Frances McGowin worked in fashion design with Ralph Lauren in New York.

In 1982, Frances moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work as a Development and Sales Executive with Conde Naste fashion publications.

Frances served as the Director of the Georgia Equestrian Training Alliance prior to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and worked with Olympic Equestrian Teams from all over the world.

She returned to Alabama in 1997 and has worked with the Alabama Department of Youth Services, Tutwiler and Kilby prisons, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, and the Alabama Department of Post-secondary Education. She developed therapeutic and educational programs for at-risk and incarcerated youth, children with disabilities, Foster Care children, and incarcerated adults.

Frances founded the DOGS ON CALL Therapy Dog program in 2008. In 2010, she founded the K-9s 4 Kids Service Dog program. She serves as the Director for both programs.

She is an avid animal lover and has trained dogs and horses all of her life. Frances is also an artist. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling.

Program Overview
Easter Seals Alabama DOGS ON CALL  is a 501c3 non-profit organization that trains Therapy Dogs in Alabama.

Our Therapy Dog teams provide comfort to those living with disabilities, suffering trauma or stress, at-risk, or living in rehabilitation centers and hospitals, retirement, nursing and assisted living communities, and youth detention centers.

DOGS ON CALL is a program of Easter Seals Alabama and is a recognized Therapy Dog certifying organization of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Learn more about DOGS ON CALL.
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