Canines for Service gets $30K grant from Petco Foundation

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Canines of Service is getting a big boost from Petco for it's efforts helping veterans. (Photo: Canines for Service)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A service dog group from Wilmington is getting a big boost from Petco for it’s efforts helping veterans.

Canines for Service has been given a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its canines for veterans program.

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Canines for Service is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled people with highly trained service dogs.

The grant will help continue the group’s effort to select, health screen and train shelter dogs to be used as highly skilled service dogs for veterans with mobility limitations, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.