|Puppy Raisers And Their Veterinarians Begin Receiving 'Henry Schein Cares-Canine Companions Puppy Raiser Care Packages' Filled With Essential Products|
Each "Henry Schein Cares-Canine Companions Puppy Raiser Care Package," valued at more than
One of the first volunteer puppy raisers to receive a care package was
Click here to view video of the first Puppy Raiser Care Packages delivered.
"The tremendous benefits that Canine Companions for Independence provides to people in need are the result of a strong partnership between these remarkable dogs, the dedicated volunteers who train them and the skilled veterinarians who care for them," said
Founded in 1975, non-profit Canine Companions for Independence created the concept of assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities and has placed more than 4,800 assistance dog teams. The organization has over 1,600 volunteer puppy raisers that provide early socialization and basic obedience training, both of which are essential in preparing a puppy for life as an assistance dog. A video about the organization's work can be found here.
"The 'Puppy Raiser Care Packages' are a helpful resource for our volunteers who spend their own money and dedicate their free time to raising exceptional dogs for exceptional people," said
Each "Henry Schein Cares-Canine Companions Puppy Raiser Care Package" includes:
About Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has six training centers across the country, including Calif., Fla.,
About Henry Schein Cares
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
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