Sunbelt Sponsored Canine

Office address
1300 Godward St. NE, Suite 6000
Minneapolis, MN 55413

As sponsors of Can-Do Canines, Sunbelt Business Advisors’ mission statement, “help people and success will follow,” perfectly aligns with the Can Do Canines mission to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through partnerships with specially trained dogs. As the largest provider of assistance dogs in Minnesota, Can Do Canines has been providing fully-trained dogs to individuals with various disabilities since 1989, free of charge. Their innovative approaches, such as training dogs to detect low glucose levels in people with diabetes and assisting individuals with seizure disorders, showcase their commitment to finding new ways to support those in need. Through our sponsorship of Can Do Canines, we align with their mission and contribute to their efforts to extend their reach, enhance engagement, and elevate their impact, ultimately making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in our community.

Meet Kirby, the four-legged dynamo with a heart as big as his wagging tail! Named in homage to a beloved Sunbelt associate. At three years old, he’s already making waves as he undergoes final training to become a Diabetes Assist Dog with Can Do Canines.

Can Do Canines Diabetes Assist Dogs are trained to monitor smells in the air from their human partner for a specific scent related to rapidly dropping or low blood sugar levels. If the dog detects the scent, they “alert” the person with diabetes, usually by touching them in a significant way, such as pawing or nudging them. The handler then knows to check his or her blood sugar level.

With each paw forward, Kirby is not just learning commands, he’s mastering the art of companionship and care. But Kirby isn’t just a pup with a mission; he’s also a bundle of furry joy, always ready to play fetch or cuddle up for a nap.

Kirby is currently in the process of finding his perfect match to fulfill his destiny. So, here’s to Kirby – the canine crusader with a heart of gold and a mission to make the world a brighter, safer place, one wag at a time!

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