The Canadian Kennel Club, in partnership with The Purina National sponsor, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, were thrilled to present a cheque for $40,000 to the National Service Dogs on May 13, 2015.
This significant award was presented on the night that a special group of puppies began their new lives as official National Service Dogs that will enrich the quality of life for many individuals with special needs.
Since 1996, National Service Dogs has graduated over 350 Certified Service Dog Teams, helped many service dog organizations around the world start their own autism programs, and has started three new programs: Certified Service Dogs for PTSD, Canine Assisted Intervention and Companion Dog Services.
CKC Zone 6 Director, Paul Oslach and CKC Communications Manager, Andrew Patton were on hand for the exciting presentation, along with Danielle Forbes, Executive Director of National Service Dogs, Lauralee Camilleri, Breeder Services Manager at Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada and Dean McNeill, Public Relations & Corporate Communications Manager, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada.
“CKC was delighted to have the opportunity to support such significant, life-changing work done by the National Service Dogs” said Mr. Patton. “It was a pleasure to be a part of such a special evening and we wish the canine graduates the best of luck in their new role.”
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