Paws for Purple Hearts Conference!
As our organization embarks on a new journey in moving our headquarters to Canyonville, OR, it felt like the perfect time to hold our all staff conference on the campus! From all corners of the country, our staff members flew out from their facilities and joined together to celebrate the purchase of this property, as well as attend educational lectures and meetings.
Of course, there would be no conference without our Service Dogs-In-Training! Each trainer brought a dog from their site to work with while in attendance which really allowed for all staff to get to know the individual sites. With so much going on at each location, it is vital for our team to get together and spend time learning from one another every year. We are thrilled to have this new location to hold these conferences at for years to come.
The property allowed many unique functions to our team while they attended the conference, such as on campus housing in the brand new dorm building for future students of our sister organization, Bergin College of Canine Studies, and its own cafe building where we joined together in between lectures for a break.
Just down the road on our property is a massive field that allowed our dogs to wander together with staff, as well as a beautiful creek where morning playtime occurred! The sunny weather in town allowed for many swims for our dogs before they joined us in the auditorium building for our presentations. During presentations, we were all able to learn the newest information from the Service Dog Community and unite our combined knowledge afterwards to allow us to return to our various sites ready to make advances in our own communities.
We continue to thank the community of Canyonville, OR for being so welcoming to staff and dogs alike as we embark on this new opening. We could not be more thrilled to occupy this campus and build on the legacy we have already created.
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