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Enjoying the dog days of summer!

The Dog Days of Summer are a little easier to get through when they’re are filled with the excited tongue and tail wagging of real dogs.

The Kansas Specialty Dog Service visited Clay Center Presbyterian Manor with a few of their special friends. In addition to all of us getting the chance to enjoy and pet these fine animals, the dogs enjoy the benefit of additional socialization, before they are put into service for others.

KSHS breeds and trains puppies who will eventually be certified for pairing with clients. This program was established more than 30 years ago in partnership with the state of Kansas. The dogs are housed and trained in Washington, Kansas.

According to KSHS, to graduate from the program the dog and student must train together on campus or in the client’s home for between one to three weeks. The estimated cost to train and place each dog is more than $25,000.

We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to visit these very special animals.

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