‘Give a Dog a Job 5K’ raises money for Canine Companions

RICHMOND, Va. -- Some folks in Richmond got to take their dogs for a run on Saturday during the first ever "Give a Dog a Job 5K Run/Walk."

The event benefited Canine Companions for Independence, which helps pair trained assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans who need them.

While a fully-trained assistance dog is valued at about $50,000, Canine Companions' dogs are awarded to folks who need them for free.

Accordingly, proceeds from the race went to directly to that effort.

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