Valentine’s Day: Nonprofit offering ‘Puppy Love’ Valentines

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Now in its seventh year, Indiana Canine Assistance Network Puppy Love Valentines may be delivered to an individual at Indianapolis-area businesses, schools, hospitals and retirement centers on February 13 and 14. Gift boxes include several delivery and pickup options, including direct delivery to an individual by an ICAN service dog or puppy. Proceeds from Puppy Love Valentines benefit ICAN, which teaches offenders at three Indiana correctional institutions life-changing skills by having them train service dogs, who are then paired with individuals facing physical and developmental disabilities. It costs $26,000 for one dog to complete the two-year training program, with ICAN relying solely on private donations, charitable foundations and fundraising efforts such as Puppy Love Valentines to cover the expenses. Last year’s Puppy Love Valentines raised nearly $40,000. Items contained in this year’s Puppy Love Valentines gift box include an assortment of sweets, a chance to win one of five $200 shopping sprees at Robert Goodman Jewelers, greeting cards and artwork, photo frames, jewelry and more. Boxes for dogs also are available and include toys, treats and more. To learn more or order a gift box, visit icandog.org.

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