War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs

by Canines With a Cause
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War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs
War Vets Heal With the Help of Shelter Dogs

Project Report | Jul 3, 2023
Our First Post-Pandemic Graduation Is a Go!

By Christina Martinez | Project Leader

Our SLC Beginner Class
Our SLC Beginner Class

Summer is surely moving along and July is already here! Trainers of Canines With a Cause are staying busy with new beginner classes and one-on-one training. From Salt Lake City to Coeur d'Alene, veterans are on the path to healing through canine companionship and hard work. Some veterans are even inching their way to full certification within the next several weeks. This certainly calls for a celebration or should we say, a graduation!

That's right, this August we're throwing a graduation complete with a ceremony, a food truck, photo booth and Doggy Olympics! The ceremony will be for any veteran service team (veteran + their canine companion) who didn't get a chance to be recognized as a graduate of CWAC's program during the pandemic. Graduates will be awarded with an official certificate of completion and a professional photo for keepsake. There will be prizes for the winners who participate in Doggy Olympics, as well as giveaway goodies for all veterans attending. It is our hope that non-graduating veterans attending gradauation will be impacted by the celebration and recognition of years worth of hard work. This event is also open to any of our donors and supporters! If you would like to attend please feel free to RSVP on the link included in this newsletter.

Across the pond in Reno, trainer Seamus is getting ready to launch our new prison program! Northern Nevada Correctional Center (or NNCC) out of Carson City will be soon become home to rescue dogs who show an aptitude for service work. Inmates who apply to become handlers are doing this soley on a volunteer basis with no incentive other than to help the dogs and veterans. The goal is to have the dogs in prison learning basic obedient skills for 8 weeks or more. The more pre-training the dogs have before being paired with a veteran the smoother the process is from the get go. We're certainly excited to soon have two prison programs operating! And we're grateful to the wardens, inmates and our trainers who make this program work.

As always, the work continues! And with that being said, we want you know that you are making this a reality. Service-connected disabilities have no expiration date and veterans are still in need of help. Every dollar helps this nonprofit operate and change veteran lives for the better. And we certainly cannot do it without all of you. So thank you!

Our Biggest Event of the Year
Our Biggest Event of the Year
Our Soon To Be Graduate, Shawnn and Daisy
Our Soon To Be Graduate, Shawnn and Daisy

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Canines With a Cause

Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
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Cathy King
Salt Lake City , UT United States
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