BRIGHAM CITY — They opened their doors on January 1st, 2020, so they’re fairly new. But 4 Gold Service and Rescue strives to serve an under-served population in the Brigham City community by providing medical alert and task-assistance dogs to the people who need them.
On KVNU’s For the People on Tuesday, executive director of 4 Gold, Tamara Forsyth said what their organization does is they take puppies that have been specially raised, bred for service and started out on a path of learning.
“And our goal is to reduce the wash-out rate, and so when we get the puppies through their basic obedience training, they are raised with puppy-raisers, for about six to eight months.
“And once they’ve passed their Canine Good Citizen Certification, then we award them along with a $25-hundred dollar scholarship to start on their advanced service dog training,” Forsyth explained.
They are holding their Service and Rescue 2022 Award ceremony this Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center (58 South 100 West). She described the inspiration for the name.
“It originated from just 4 Paws, we were just trying to be creative in what we could do, and also the fact that most of the dogs that are awarded are Golden Retrievers. So 4 Paws of Golden Retrievers, and it just came out to 4 Gold.”
This year’s event includes a catered lunch and a silent auction in addition to the award ceremony. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at 4 Gold.org