We’ve already talked about the dogs of war, so now it’s time to talk about their human counterparts. Veterans Day is a time to show our thanks and appreciation to all those who have fought for our country. They have done a lot for our country – they keep us safe and free. They deserve to be honored all year round, not on just one day. That is why 1FUR1 is excited to soon start working with Heartland Service Dogs.
Heartland, the brainchild of Linda Fox, is still a young non-profit in need of support. The dogs they train go on to help their owners gain new-found independence and freedom. A few weeks ago, we talked about how difficult yet rewarding training service dogs can be. Heartland Service Dogs is committed to their cause, holding fundraisers and working to get more volunteers involved in Illinois.
Heartland Service Dogs is local organization with big dreams. Not only do they train dogs for veterans and American with disabilities, but they also educate the community about their importance through demonstrations, and expose the dogs to many different situations. These dogs come out extremely prepared to serve and help those who need them.