Tyngsborough, MA, September 02, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Service Dogs by SDWR has a mission to provide specially-bred dogs for individuals of all ages with invisible disabilities like Diabetes, PTSD, Autism and Seizure Disorder. In addition to the nearly 600 working dogs already placed, there are several hundred more actively enrolled in SDWR’s program.
Through a special initiative, SDWR’s Fallen Officer Puppy Program (FOPP), SDWR pays respect to the legacy of service by a fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty by naming a service dog after them.
Officer John “Jack” Georges of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts has been nominated into their FOPP program by his sister, Rose Georges.
Officer “Jack” Georges lost his life after sustaining injuries while on duty. He is a true hero. EOW 05/08/07.
SDWR has honored Officer John “Jack” Georges’ memory by naming the only male Golden Retriever puppy in his litter chosen to move forward in service work, “Jack.”
Jack will begin his journey by entering into our service dog raiser program for the next 9-18 months. It is here that a volunteer family will agree to welcome Jack into their home. In our volunteers loving home, Jack will become comfortable with home life, learn basic obedience, and begin to experience the world through the love and dedication of our volunteers. These volunteers help turn puppies into future life-saving service dogs by providing them with important training and obedience skills. Jack’s volunteer family will take him everywhere- from work to restaurants, the library, on trips and even grocery shopping. This real-world training imitates the experiences that Jack will need to successfully help become the best service dog possible for his chosen family.
Following Jack’s time with his volunteer, he will then be selected for his forever family. Once placed, Jack will then begin 18 months of custom specific and task oriented training for one of the invisible disabilities we serve. Diabetes, Autism, Seizure Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
SDWR is honored and privileged to pay respect to the legacy of service by Officer John “Jack” Georges, who sacrificed his life in the line of duty. Jack will carry on in memoriam of Officer Georges’ life of service before self.
Service Dogs by SDWR is a non-profit organization based in Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure... there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, http://www.sdwr.org.
To find out how you can volunteer or serve as a service dog raiser visit http://www.sdwr.org/volunteer-opportunities.