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Service Dog Sponsorship
Do puppies like to go to school?
Attention span and eagerness to learn varies from puppy to puppy. Some puppies can learn to sit as early as 8 weeks of age. These puppies that love to learn are ideal candidates for service dog training. These special dogs not only assist people with disabilities, they change lives.
That’s why we are proud of our exciting sponsorship of Virbac, a Golden Retriever puppy being raised by New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc., to become a service dog. As a company dedicated to companion animal health, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor one of the amazing New Horizons service dogs that make a profound impact in the lives of disabled people.
Meet our inspiration, a service dog named Virbac
Virbac comes from a remarkable family of Golden Retrievers. At 8 weeks old, Virbac (like all his brothers and sisters in the litter) was tested to see if he had the temperament and capabilities to be a service dog. Only the best of the best enter the New Horizons puppy-raising program—and that includes Virbac!
You can join us in following Virbac through his journey on his Facebook page. Don’t miss all the exciting milestones and surprises while Virbac is being raised by a family in Winter Park, Florida. He will be socialized and learn obedience commands and service dog skills. By the time his initial training is complete, Virbac will be 2 years old and know more than 60 commands.
Virbac Animal Health is proud to sponsor such a great cause. Our sponsorship of Virbac will provide for his care and protection throughout his lifetime as he grows into a trusted companion for a person with disabilities.
About New Horizons Service Dogs
New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that partners trained dogs with the disabled, mostly in the area of wheelchair and mobility assistance. With headquarters in central Florida, New Horizons primarily helps clients throughout the state of Florida.
While its service dogs are most often trained to assist adults and children in wheelchairs, New Horizons also has specialized programs for:
- Veterans with disabilities
- Children with autism
- Facility dogs that assist in working situations (eg, rehabilitative facilities, nursing homes, and private homes)
To learn more, visit the New Horizons Service Dogs website.