Jacobsen has announced that its Certified Pre-Owned program has partnered with Patriot PAWS, a non-profit organization that provides disabled American veterans with service dogs at no cost.
Started by professional dog trainer Lori Stevens in 2006, Patriot PAWS dogs are taught behaviors to assist the mobility impaired. They can pick up dropped items, provide bracing to get up and down, help with household chores, and get help in an emergency.
In addition to making an initial contribution to Patriot PAWS, Jacobsen is donating funds for every piece of Certified Pre-Owned equipment it sells.
“Our mobility-impaired veterans have a great need for assistance dogs,” Stevens said. “Jacobsen’s donations will help us make more connections between our dogs and veterans around the country. This partnership will also create more awareness of what we do and the many veterans who need our help.”
“Patriot PAWS is helping to make a real difference in the lives of our country’s returning war heroes,” said Brad Adamson, vice president of customer care for Jacobsen and champion of the company’s CPO program. “We are very proud to be part of Patriot PAWS and look forward to helping increase awareness of this great charity.”
Lori Stevens, along with her demo dog Jazz, will be featured in Jacobsen’s Certified Pre-Owned booth #13045 at the Golf Industry Show later this month in San Antonio. When Jazz, a five-year-old yellow Lab, was only 19 months old, she rode in the Rose Bowl parade with disabled veterans and did so well she’s served as Patriot PAWS’ demo dog ever since. Show attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn more about Patriot PAWS and Jacobsen’s CPO program.