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A trip to the East Coast for a good cause

Petsecure's Robin, Martin, Rod and Dr. Pukay in Nova Scotia with a $3,000 donation cheque for Paws Fur Thought

Here's Petsecure's Robin, Martin, Rod and Dr. Pukay in Nova Scotia with a $3,000 donation cheque for Paws Fur Thought. Their Memorial Paws Canada program funds the care and training of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service dog for a Canadian veteran!

Paws Fur Thought is a volunteer-driven initiative that advocates and fundraises to pair PTSD service dogs with veterans and first responders in need. Petsecure previously supported the organization back in 2014.

Memorial Paws Canada is an honour project whereby Memorial Cross families can name service dog puppies supported by Paws Fur Thought.

Paws Fur Thought has a number of criteria to determine whether a dog is suitable to become a PTSD service dog: The dog's health, genetic make-up, breed characteristics and desire to work are also factors that are used in the selection criteria by the schools that we are affiliated with. Those making the choices about suitability have years, and in some cases decades of experience in selecting suitable candidates to start the long and rigourous process to become a Service Dog.  There are programs out there that use the owner pet trained model but the schools we are affiliated with use professional trainers to place trained dogs with candidates and train the human to become and effective handler and service dog team partner.

A big part of our $3,000 donation comes from staff contributions over the past few months! Thanks to everyone involved!

A trip to the East Coast for a good cause
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