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WVU Hearts of Gold to host “Puppy Party”

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Hearts of Gold program will host a “Puppy Party,” a free community event, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 21 at the Animal Science Research, Education and Outreach Center

Drop by between 10 a.m. and noon to pet puppies and watch service dogs in training perform recently learned commands. There will be information available on community fostering, a program in which people from the community house a service dog in training. 

The community foster program is free to participants with all pet essentials, toys, grooming care, veterinary care, food and more provided by Hearts of Gold. Community fosters are taught how to train their foster placements to do basic commands until the dogs are old enough for the next step of their training program. 

Once the dogs have completed the training program, they are matched with a veteran in need at no cost to the veteran. 

“Puppy Party” attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with Hearts of Gold trainers and community fosters in addition to playing with the puppies. 

For questions or to get more information, contact program manager Anne Russell at

The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design envisions a world sustainably fed, clothed and sheltered. To learn more about the Davis College, visit Keep up with the latest updates and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @WVUDavis.  



Communications Specialist 
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design