TVH in the Americas (TVH), is sponsoring two male puppies in training at the National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario, Canada. This TVHCares initiative takes care of each puppy’s veterinary, training and care expenses for the first year.
TVHCares is TVH’s charity program that encourages employees to get involved and make an impact in their communities. NSD is a great organization that TVHCares supports because they have pioneered the program of breeding, training and placing Labrador and Golden Retrievers to assist children and families living with autism. The dogs are trained to increase safety levels and improve the bolting behaviors common in children with autism. In 2011, NSD launched their PTSD program to help veterans deal with the issues surrounding hyper vigilance, anxiety and transitioning into mainstream society.
With their donation, TVH was given the opportunity to name our service puppies. They decided to hold a puppy naming contest for their Canada employees where several employees submitted their choices. Out of all the submissions, TVH chose Webster, a beautiful yellow lab, and Wonder, the ambitious black lab. The pups are now headed to their foster families to start their training to soon become a helping hand to people in need.