Service dog puppies arrive at John Glenn airport

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Thanks to a non-profit organization, puppies who will make their way to service dogs have arrived in Columbus.

Canine Companions welcomed puppies at John Glenn International Airport from the organization’s headquarters in Santa Rosa, California on Saturday.

NBC4 works with Canine Companions for Independence to train “Puppy with a Purpose”

The organization starts training dogs when they are eight weeks old and after 18 months the pups start professional training.

The dogs are taught more than 40 commands and matched free of charge with children, adults and veterans with disabilities.

Canine Companions uses commercial airlines to transport the pups to volunteers around the country who help raise and train the dogs.

NBC4 has partnered with Canine Companions to help train and care for former pups with a purpose, Buckeye and Scarlett.

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