Our canine buddies aren’t referred to as “man’s (or woman’s) best friend” without good reason. Dogs remind us of the importance of unconditional love and the utter excitement of simply being alive. Not only that, but they make wonderful assistants for children, veterans, and adults with disabilities, too. That’s why Chrysler is teaming up with Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that has dedicated itself to training assistance dogs to master over 40 commands in less than one year.
What’s even more exciting, we’re taking our process to social media so fans and followers can get a first look at this unique experience. Our latest canine companion is named Foley, and we invite you to follow along with his progress as he begins his journey from puppy to fully-trained service assistance dog.
The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness surrounding the support and training necessary for developing Canine Companions for Independence under the “Give a Dog a Job” campaign. This fundraising awareness campaign helps match assistance dogs with people in need.
Get to know Chrysler’s first official “PacifiPuppy,” as our adorable Golden Retriever-meets-Labrador Foley starts his special training adventure. We invite you to follow along on these social media channels using the hashtags #RaisingFoley and #FoleyFridays!
Furthermore, Chrysler brand and BraunAbility are joining forces to create a wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacific minivan, making it even easier for assistance dogs to join in on the action everywhere you go. This upgraded model will feature an extra-wide interior space, plus a much wider door opening and side-entry ramp for greater ease of access. Consumers will also be able to enjoy the extra fuel-efficiency of this sleek ride, thanks to Chrysler vehicles’ reliable Fuel Saving Technology.
Chrysler’s Tim Tuniskis recently spoke out about this exciting new campaign, “As we follow Foley through his journey, fans will get a first-hand look at watching him grow and learn, from puppy training to becoming a fully trained assistance dog, and gain an understanding of the huge amount of time and resources it takes to train these amazing dogs.”
Paul Mundell, CEO of Canine for Companions, had this to add, “Our partnership with Chrysler Pacifica, BraunAbility and our ‘Give a Dog a Job’ campaign brings our mission, the stories of our remarkable graduates and the adventures of Canine Companions puppy Foley to a whole new audience across the country. We are deeply grateful for the commitment made to us by these two leaders in adapted vehicles. The upgraded Chrysler Pacifica provides greatly enhanced independence for people with disabilities, especially those who utilize wheelchairs.”
Get ready to follow Foley on all his new adventures across social media this spring and beyond. Fans will get an exclusive look at Foley’s new acclimations, adventures to the park with other canine companions, learning basic commands at school, and much more.
For more information on how you can get involved with Chrysler’s and Canine for Companion’s puppy-loving new partnership, feel free to visit these links. To contact your local Indiana Chrysler dealership, call Community Chrysler anytime at 765-342-5000.