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Big things are happening with our Rad Dog family!
We are expanding with a purpose!
Rad Dog would like to share the story of our owner Christine's son, KJ.
KJ was born with Down Syndrome, a congenital heart defect and a long list of health issues as well.
He is the inspiration for our next journey. Christine spends a lot of her time helping KJ be the best he can be. "I spend a lot of my time thinking about his future. The majority of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to work in the community".
Christine wants to help change that!
That is where KJ's school, North Florida School of Special education has stepped in to help!
North Florida teaches job skills and independent livings skills as part of their school programs.
Starting in January 2017 Rad Dog will be one of many working job sites for the students finishing up their high school year. Rad Dog also works with Vocational Rehabilitation, a program that helps people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
Rad Dog permanently hires adults that are different-abled. The adults that apply with Rad Dog want to work with animals, and it's amazing what we can do for them.
Providing jobs and having fun doing what we do makes for an awesome work day!
We are excited to provide a job for those different-abled!
Please welcome the new faces you will see when dropping off or picking up your pets.
Our big plan is in the makings! We are working on being approved for our non-profit status for our new facility; KJ's Bark City. A larger facility, offering more pet services, thus providing more job opportunities. So next time you stop into Rad Dog feel free to ask us how you too can be part of something so amazing as this!