On Friday, September 28th, the Pre-vet club at William and Mary held a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence; a 501C3 nonprofit that breeds, raises, and profesionally trains dogs for adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. The
Assistance dogs are then given for free to the recipient.
14 members of the Old Dominion Chapter of Canine Companions, and 10 Canine Companion puppies were present for "pet-the-puppies". The event was held on the campus of William and Mary. The puppies ranged in age from 4 months, to 16 months of age. At 18 months, the dogs leave their puppy raisers and start six months of professional training in Medford, NY.
For more on Canine Companions for Independence, or information on becoming a puppy raiser, go to CCI.org.
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