Wilmington service dog certified in ‘red vest’ ceremony

Pictured (l-r): paws4people's Director of Puppy Development Sam Cleary, Tractor Supply’s District Manager Jon DeOliveira, newly vested Service Dog Team Ansley Sloan and Trent, and paws4people's Founder and Executive Director Kyria Henry. (Photo: Paws4people)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Good boy! A dog in the Cape Fear deserves some praise.

A service dog named Trent became certified with paws4people, a nonprofit organization designed to give people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities assistance through canine companionship.

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Donning a new “red vest” to officially become a certified paws4people Service Dog Team, Ansley Sloan and Trent celebrate their graduation at a recent ceremony in Wilmington.

Tractor Supply’s 4health is the official dog food sponsor of the paws4people Assistance Dog Training Program.