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Support Dogs Receives $5,000 Gift From PetSmart
St. Louis organization to use donation for programs and activities.
"All of Support Dogs' programs are provided free of charge to those we serve in Metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding areas. It's because of corporations like PetSmart that we are able to offer our programs at no charge to people with disabilities and to the local community. We greatly appreciate this monetary gift from PetSmart," said Bill Dahlkamp, executive director of Support Dogs.
PetSmart provided this charitable donation through its PetSmart Gives Back initiative. This initiative focuses on giving back to local communities throughout the nation in support of organizations that enrich peoples' lives through the power of pets.
Support Dogs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization that offers dignity, hope and independence by providing highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained dogs to serve the community. Founded in 1983, the organization provides many services including an Assistance Dog program which matches people with various disabilities with a canine partner, a pet visitation therapy dog program called TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers), and a Paws For Reading program that places dogs in classrooms. Support Dogs is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. For more information, call (314) 997-2325 or visit the organization's web site at http://www.supportdogs.org.