Green Light For Canine Companions

The Mathews County Planning Commission has endorsed an application by Canine Companions for Independence to operate a private club, office, and training facility. Additionally, they recommended approval for an event center for fundraisers and volunteer outreach. Canine Companions, a nonprofit organization, trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, including veterans. The proposed facility, located on a 68 acre waterfront parcel, received overwhelming support during a public hearing, with attendees highlighting the organization’s invaluable contributions.