Petland recently announced that it has given a $5,000 contribution to Canine Companions for Independence. The contribution will be used to fund the training of assistance dogs that will be issued to people with disabilities at no cost.
Petland’s contribution to Canine Companions for Independence is the latest in its ongoing efforts to support service and therapy dogs. Earlier this year, Petland supported the launch of a new K-9 unit for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Law Enforcement. The program’s inaugural class includes five dogs and has been supplied with food and other resources by Petland. Petland also sponsors service dogs for Heartland Canines for Veterans, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service, therapy, and companion dogs to disabled veterans.
“Dogs play such an important role in our lives, not only as our pet and companion, but also as a partner or a lifesaving assistant. Canine Companions has such an amazing program and we have seen the impact firsthand with graduates of the program. We are very excited to ramp up our level of support and provide specific financial support to graduates.”
— Elizabeth Kunzelman, Director of Public Affairs, Petland