Jordan Winery owner John Jordan flies plane carrying 2 future service dogs from Santa Rosa to Southern California

24 March 2023

Two Labrador puppies took their first steps towards becoming future service dogs Thursday when they boarded a flight from Sonoma County to Southern California on a plane piloted by Jordan Vineyards & Winery owner John Jordan.

The flight was in honor of National Puppy Day which is marked annually on March 23.

Jordan, a longtime licensed pilot, has been flying puppies from the North Bay to volunteers who raise them to be service dogs in cooperation with Santa Rosa-based nonprofit Canine Companions for two years, according to a winery representative.

Founded in 1975, the nonprofit works to match service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities in addition to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings at no cost to clients.

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