Our trainers enjoy volunteering their time to work with Canine Companions for Independence especially since these service dogs are give to people with disabilities free of charge. We hold training classes for the puppy raisers who are also volunteers as they work with these young dogs for about 18 months. Then the dogs go to NY for more advanced training where they are paired up with their new handler.
Rudy’s Friends is once again sponsoring a team for the CCI walk on 9/12. Rudy will be in our hearts this year as we help to raise money for this very dedicated service dog group. It is estimated that it takes about $45,000 to $50,000 to raise and train just one dog. We are very pleased that the money the Capital Area raised last year allowed a veteran to have a free service dog. He will be speaking at the fund raiser in September.
Here’s the link to join Rudy’s team for the CCI DogFest:
Please join us in supporting this wonderful service dog organization and have fun with your dog at this great event. Contributions are always appreciated even if you can’t be there. Feel free to forward this to your friends.