Packer is a 14-week-old service dog-in-training with National Service Dogs (NSD), who after 2 years of training, will hope to become a service dog for a child with autism or an individual suffering from PTSD.
“When the opportunity came up to sponsor Packer throughout her training journey, we couldn’t say no,” says Drew Woolcott, broker of record, Re/Max Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.
“National Service Dogs is an extraordinary organization providing such a necessary service to children and adults from coast-to-coast,” continues Woolcott. “For over 23 years, the organization has been making a tremendous difference in countless lives for no charge, and we are happy to support them in any way they can.”
Packer arrived in Canada in early March 2019, and will be undergoing an extensive training period before being paired with an NSD Client at around 2 years old.
“We’re going to follow Packer’s progression from pup to fully-trained service or companion dog, and sharing in print and on our social media channels. We really think the Burlington, Waterdown and Hamilton community will enjoy watching her grow up.”
Woolcott and his team will also be sharing information about National Service Dogs throughout the training period.
“There is such a need for these service dogs across Canada and North America, so much so that the demand far outweighs NSD’s ability to provide dogs,” says Woolcott. “We’re hoping that by partnering with this amazing program, we’ll be able to spread awareness and help more people in need.
To learn more information about NSD and its programs, please visit www.nsd.on.ca.
To follow along Packer’s journey, please follow The Woolcott Team on Instagram @the_woolcott_team.