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Fostering for the Future of Youth Mental Health

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Duo Dogs Litter Sponsorship

Purina is proud to be the first corporate sponsor to raise and train an entire litter of puppies for Duo Dogs. These puppies are an integral part of the nonprofit's mission to provide certified facility and service dogs to organizations and youth with mental, emotional and physical needs.

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Heroes in the Making

Purina employees stepped up to serve as volunteer puppy raisers, welcoming eight-week-old Labrador Retrievers into their homes and leading socialization and basic training.  

After 16 months, these puppies will move on to advanced training to prepare for placement where they’ll be able to make a difference for youth mental health.