Newly Named Petco Love Changes Lives with Investment in Little Angels Service Dogs to Support Rescue to Service Dog Program
Grant of $2,500 will extend efforts to help animals and people throughout the US and in Mexico
North Conway, NH (Nov. 3, 2021) – Little Angels Service Dogs (LASD) announced a $2,500 grant investment from newly named, Petco Love, to support their life-changing work with Little Angels Service Dogs animals in Bartlett, NH and across the United States.
The Petco Love investment will change lives through its support of LASD’s “Angels Without Borders” program that rescues dogs from Mexico to help these animals find forever homes with the potential of becoming service dogs. Any dogs deemed not appropriate for work as service dogs will be placed in another working dog field such as police work or be adopted out to a loving family.
“Our goal for the upcoming year is to rescue 25 or more shelter animals to train and place them as service dogs,” says Josh Drew, director of LASD. “Many of these dogs will come from Mexico where there is a high number of stray dogs. We are grateful for the support from Petco Love which will help us attain this goal. This will translate into animals making their way from shelters to service, able to positively impact and enrich the lives of the people in their lives.”
Since 2012, Petco Love has invested more than $16 million to support the lifechanging work of Helping Heroes –animals that are trained to become heroes who help us – with a special focus on supporting those organizations who train shelter pets to become service, therapy and working animals. This could be service dogs that support our nation’s veterans, search and rescue dogs who help disaster relief efforts, or therapy animals that provide comfort at hospitals or senior living centers.
“Petco Love is proud to support Little Angels Service Dogs as one of nearly 100 organizations receiving a Helping Heroes grant this year,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. “Petco Love focuses on supporting organizations that find pets in animal shelters and transform them to become pet heroes who improve the lives of others, highlighting the true potential of shelter pets and the impact they bring to their communities.”
About Little Angels Service Dogs
Little Angels Service Dogs is a non-profit Assistance Dogs International (ADI) Accredited service dog organization headquartered in Bartlett, NH. With dog training facilities in Bartlett and San Diego, its collaboration of trainers and volunteers work to change the lives of persons with disabilities through Seizure Alert & Response Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Diabetic Alert Dogs and Psychiatric Service Dogs. LASD has more than 100 working pairs and over 100 active dogs in training to serve people with disabilities throughout the country and world, helping them live more independent, enriched lives. Visit www.littleangelsservicedogs.org or follow at Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter to see how LASD is changing lives, one dog at a time.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.