2 Local Service Dogs Now Fully Trained, Ready To Be Adopted By Local Veterans

HILDEBRAN, N.C. – Two local service dogs are now fully trained and ready for adoption by local veterans in need.

SynergyLabs, a Florida-based pet product manufacturing company with a new facility in Hildebran, N.C., worked with Highland Canine Connect, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Harmony, N.C., to train the animals. SynergyLabs funded the training.

Koda Bear is a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd mix that was rescued from Henderson County Animal Services. Alvin is a one-year-old Shepadoodle (a cross between a German Shepherd and a Standard Poodle) donated to the cause by Country Poos and Doos of North Carolina.

A spokesperson for SynergyLabs says, “These playful pooches have been specially trained to work as service dogs to help their new handler with tasks such as fetching dropped items, opening cabinets, turning on lights, and walking beside a wheelchair or walker.”

Both dogs are available now for adoption. Veterans can apply to receive Alvin or Koda Bear as their service dog by contacting social@synergylabs.com.