A series of fun games that will not only put your dog's obedience skills to the test, but also help strengthen the bond between you and your canine partner. Dog's should have basic obedience skills and be social with other dogs.
Join us for a complimentary lunch. During this time you can also learn more about Canine Companions for Independence, possibly win a door prize, have an opportunity to enter a raffle and partake in other surprise goodies.
Go for the gold as we explore agility games from venues such as USDAA, TDAA, CPE or NADAC. Dogs & handlers need not be expert, however dogs should be able to perform all obstacles safely & have some experience running courses.
This event will be benefiting the GFWC Florida State Presidents project, Canine Companions for Independence.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people.
Canine Companions for Independence has provided many assistance dogs to US war veterans across the country. With the increase in wounded veterans who could benefit from an assistance dog we want to do more. Since 1992, Canine Companions has placed 104 dogs serving military veterans, with the number of dogs placed tripling since 2008. Many of the dogs have been placed with men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned with spinal cord injuries, limb amputations and deafness.
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For further information, or to make a donation, please visit www.cci.org