The “HRSouthwest Gives Back” program was established to give conference participants an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the host community in the short amount of time they spend there.
Puppy Cuddling – Patriot PAWS
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The HRSouthwest Conference is proud to announce its alliance with Patriot PAWS Service Dogs of Rockwall, Texas, as its first “HRSWC Gives Back” partner.
Patriot PAWS is a local 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to training and providing service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.
In 2008, Patriot PAWS expanded its service dog training program to include a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The partnership is intended to provide help not only for disabled veterans, but opportunities for prisoners to have a job while serving their sentence, learning a career trade and giving back to the community.
How You Can Help
Conference participants will be invited to spend time with dogs-in-training at a specially designated area in the Exhibit Hall – also known as “puppy cuddling”. Your interactions with these dogs provide important socialization as they learn to become invaluable canine companions to deserving human partners. Participants can learn more about the services Patriot Paws provides, make a donation, or just spend a few minutes relaxing with the furry friends.