ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Brown Collision Center in Albemarle County is donating $40,000 to Service Dogs of Virginia.

Service dogs begin training at 8-weeks-old, and are placed with clients at 2-years-old. The dogs are required to go through 700 hours of training, and the cost adds up quickly.

"The program is, and the people involved, are wonderful,” said Carling Curran, Brown Collision Center. “We are very interested in helping people live fuller, better lives in any way we can."

This is the second time Brown Collision Center has helped fund a dog, and the company plans to do it again in the future.