Elena and Socks
"Through training, socialization, and compassion, the students of Canine Commandos help 4-legged friends in our shelters find their “furever" homes."
CANINE COMMANDOS is a groundbreaking, award-winning, nationally recognized, community service-learning program training basic obedience commands to shelter dogs improving adoption rates! Canine Commandos provides the students with memorable hands-on life skills experiences!
The goal is to increase adoption rates for shelters while improving academic gains through reflective classroom projects.
. . . we socialize cats, too!
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Canine Commandos Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Canine Commandos Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Canine Commandos' tax identification number is 81-5363807.
My name is Elena Hernandez. I recently adopted a two-month-old kitten from the Brevard Animal Shelter. At my school, I participate in the Canine Commandos program. This gives me a chance to see the amount of dogs and cats that are abandoned or have had to be taken out of homes because of abuse from their owner. We visit the shelter every month to help the animals get adopted by socializing and training with them. Our visits to the shelter and my experiences there inspired me to adopt an animal of my own. Spending time with my new cat makes me so happy!