A giant thank you to Robin Rubenstein who, in memory of her Aunt, donated a 2012 Ford E250! This van allows us to expand our puppies detection training and socialization outside of the WDC facility on a regular basis.
Our next goal is to raise funds to convert the 237.8 cu feet of cargo space into a safe and useful puppy-mobile. DONATE NOW!
Why is this donation so important?
No matter which detection field our puppies end up working in, they will all be expected to perform in novel environments. They will not work where they train, and to make sure they are prepared it is imperative they train in diverse environments to generalize their skills. For many dogs, such as the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue dogs, going to work also entails a long ride to the site of the disaster before going to work.
To be able to now take numerous puppies at one time to gain the experience of travel time and exposure to new training sites on a more consistent schedule only strengthens the comprehensive Puppy Foundation Training Program.
Interested in donating your time, talents or a special gift to the Working Dog Center?
Big and small, short and tall, each and every one of you has unique skills that can be contributed to the success of the Working Dog Center and its puppies. Learn more about volunteer options and contributing to the center HERE.