WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Canines for Service held and open house tonight to show off their new facility on Old Dairy Road in Wilmington.
In the past 19 years, the organization has placed more than 90 service dogs.
The new location is 5,000 square feet. Canines for Service President and CEO Rick Hairston said this is expected to triple the number of people the organization can help.
“The new facility is going to allow us to do that in a quicker time frame and because we’re going to actually have more people training dogs all at one time,” Hairston said.
Canines for Service primarily trains service dogs for people with disabilities, but they also have a secondary program called Canines for Veterans, as well as programs called Canines for Therapy and Canines for Literacy.