Norfolk woman thankful for assistance dog in times of social distancing

Canine Companions dog holding something in it's mouth and person reaching for it

Norfolk, Virginia

In these times of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, people with disabilities depend on their service dogs more than ever. Thanks to Canine Companions for Independence, they’re being provided with these helpers for free.

The nonprofit has six regional training centers across the country. There are still more than 400 people with disabilities waiting to be matched, and the organization’s mission is to get them the dogs they need. Norfolk resident Patricia Coale says she’s very thankful for the company of her service dog, Agent, who she received from the organization. Click here to visit the WTKR-TV website and watch the entire story.*

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