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Puppy love comes to Clay Center Presbyterian Manor

The good folks - and pups - from Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS) made a special trip to Clay Center to share the love of their four-legged friends.

KSDS 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.

KSDS breeds and trains puppies that 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. KSDS provides guide dogs for the visually impaired, services dogs for the physically disabled, and dogs that assist in other specialty services.

According to KSDS, 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 but it’s at no cost to the client.

Our staff and residents enjoyed this visit from the Kansas Specialty Dog Service offering extra love for all on Valentine's Day!

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