The first grant will help our team become SARTECH II certified by the National Association for Search and Rescue.
The curriculum for the certification focuses on rural and wilderness environments, which is quite appropriate for the state of Arkansas, where almost half (48%) of the state’s population resides in rural areas.
The second grand will fund canine participation in two cancer research studies by covering the resources members need to bring the dogs to the lab. ASDA dogs (and their handlers) voluntarily participate in two, multi-year studies aimed at determining dogs’ reliability in identifying hard-to-diagnose thyroid and ovarian cancers.
Planet Dog, the pet industry’s socially responsible leader, is on their way to achieving another million dollar milestone. Earlier this year, PDF announced it had given over $1 million dollars since 2006 to help dogs help people in need. Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase of its award-winning products to PDF-- so please check out their site and consider their AMAZING products as you shop this holiday season!