The Hero Litter Meet and Greet

Who’s been lucky enough to meet and hang out with the Hero Litter? We are so proud to say, that there have been many, many lucky fans who’ve been able to spend time with this great litter of pups and help them on their journey to becoming life-changing assistance dogs. Because each event broadens the dogs’ exposure, it’s also increasing the likelihood of their success.

Whether it’s living with several other “hounds,” rubbing elbows with celebrities in Hollywood (we like to call it Howl-lywood), or visiting the local school, these pups have had so many opportunities to grow over the last year and a half.

Holly and her Crew – Holly lives and gets to spend time with three other dogs. They help challenge her to stay focused and avoid distractions when working on her commands. They are also great fun for her to play with!

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Holly and pals

Hala – Whenever she and her volunteer puppy raiser get off the airplane in Denver, Hala’s whole body starts wagging with anticipation because she knows she’s going to see her fur friends Shelby and Nova. These dogs have helped shape her personality as well as teach her proper play, how to swim, how to share toys and how to relax! Hala’s puppy raiser Sue says, “Hala’s dog friends have had just as much impact on her as the people she encounters.”

Hala visits Denver

Hala visits Denver

Harpo – Celebrities and red carpets don’t intimidate Harpo; she’s got the “step and repeat” down. In fact, she was quite the popular pup at the filming of David Tutera’s CELEB-rations featuring Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210 and Sharknado) who was hosting the event to bring greater awareness to our organization. Harpo was superstar and enjoyed all the attention and treats!

Harpo on the red carpet

Harpo on the red carpet

Harvest – Harvest and her puppy raiser spend time with neighbors practicing commands and working on ignoring distractions. Changing locations for training teaches Harvest that she is expected to obey the commands regardless of her surroundings.

Harvest building skills

Harvest building skills

Hudson – Hudson gets to go to local sporting events.  Here he is at the Orlando Magic game meeting the mascot, Stuff.  He has become very calm and relaxed with all of the noise and obstacles of the arena.  He and his puppy raisers have enjoyed aisle seats which work perfectly for Hudson. The arena also has an incredibly long staircase so he can practice going up and down at a nice, easy pace.

Hudson and Stuff

Hudson and Stuff

Harbor – Harbor has been able to cheer on the local water polo players, meet up with elementary school children and has regularly attended appointments to the orthodontist. She is the dog next door and well-loved in her community.

Harbor goes to school

Harbor goes to school

Each and every meet and greet gives the Hero Litter pups the opportunity to practice commands regardless of who or what is around them. As professional training is quickly approaching, these daily events will help prepare them for what’s to come. We are thrilled with the amazing work of the volunteer puppy raisers who are loving and training this wonderful group of dogs.

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Looking Ahead with the Hero Litter?

It seems like just last month we were announcing the arrival of the Eukanuba Hero Litter to our supporters! We shared their newborn pics, their “H” names and what their collar colors signified.  What an exciting time that was for all of us.

Hero Litter Hoagy

Haogy

So it’s hard to believe they only have a short time left with their volunteer puppy raisers. This November, they will return to Canine Companions for professional training and take one step closer to becoming life-changing assistance dogs.

Hero Litter Holly

Holly

It’s during these next few months their puppy raisers will “proof” them. That is to say, they will make sure they have their commands perfected in any situation. Holly’s puppy raiser says, “We want to ensure she’s able to keep the distraction level low regardless of where we’re visiting. “

It’s also a special time for them to revisit favorite activities and create a few more memories.

Harpo

Harpo

Harpo’s puppy raiser shares, “We know that this time will fly by, so while we enjoy our last few months with Harpo by doing her favorite things (swimming, playing with friends and lots of snuggling) we’ll also be polishing her commands in preparation for professional training. “

Hero Litter Hala

Hala

All the love and work the puppy raisers have invested into the Hero Litter makes this time bittersweet. “These final few months with Hala will be the most precious time for us,” says her puppy raiser. They can be so proud of how much the pups know and all they have accomplished, but they will still miss this sweet bunch.

Hudson with his puppy raiser

Hudson with his puppy raiser

“My goal is to enjoy every moment with him while working to get him as far along as possible for a smooth transition to professional training.” Hudson’s puppy raiser says.  She continues, “He is very well socialized with no issues, but I will probably take him along to even more places, as our time together grows shorter. Gonna miss that boy, but very proud of the pup he’s become!”

Hero Litter Harvest

Harvest

So many, many thanks to these wonderful volunteer puppy raisers for all they have done to train, support and love this special group of dogs. They are well on their way to becoming assistance dogs to an adult, child or veteran with a disability.

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Where do your donations go?

IA_job_jamesHere at Canine Companions for Independence we are continually working to provide more highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. And the truth of the matter is that we can’t do this without the generous support of our donors. But have you ever wondered how much of each donated dollar actually goes to the training and placement of our assistance dogs? It’s a common question, and we are always proud to share our financial information as it highlights our dedication to the mission and our fiscal responsibility.

Over the past four years, Canine Companions has invested an average of 76% of every dollar directly to our program services. This includes our training and follow-up services, breeding and puppy raising programs, providing information to the public as well as the wonderful veterinary care we provide our dogs.  According to the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, at least 65% of total expenses should be spent on program activities. Canine Companions continues to surpass this number by a comfortable margin.

2014 ANNUAL REPORT_FINAL-1Financial transparency is of the utmost importance to our organization. Annual reports, 990’s, and auditor’s reports can be accessed on our website at cci.org/financials. Our supporters can give with confidence knowing that their donations are being used responsibly and with the integrity they expect from Canine Companions for Independence.

Take some time to read about our successes and record-breaking year in our 2014 Annual Report.

Thank you for your support and dedication to our mission.

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Send a Love Letter to Your Pup – #IHeartMyDog

What do you love about your dog? Is it the way she wakes you up in the morning with kisses? The way his entire body wiggles when you pull out the leash for a walk? How about “the look” they give you when you’ve just dipped up a bowl of strawberry ice cream? There are just SO MANY reasons why we love our dogs and now through August 15 when you share your love on social media with the hashtag #IHeartMyDog, you support Canine Companions.

Merial, the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) and national corporate partner to Canine Companions for Independence, is asking dog lovers to use social media to tell the world why their best canine friend is dear to their heart. This expression of love through the HEARTGARD Plus “I HEART My Dog” program will raise awareness for heartworm disease and prevention and will help place more service dogs with deserving individuals in need.

For every social action taken by consumers, Merial will sponsor $1 – up to $150,000 – to Canine Companions for Independence. Actor Scott Foley teamed up with Merial and shared his love letter to his dog, Frankie.

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“My dog Frankie and I have a special bond. She chose me – I’m the first person she greets when the whole family walks in the door and who she goes to for extra attention,” said Scott Foley. “Every dog owner has a unique reason for loving his or her dog and now sharing that story can help a great cause to provide more service dogs to people in need.”

Take a moment and post a love letter to your pup on social media with the hashtag #IHeartMyDog. It’s a fun way to share your love and support our mission.

In addition to taking a social action in the “I HEART My Dog” program, consumers can also give directly to Canine Companions for Independence. Text DOGS to 80888 to make a $10 donation to support the life-changing efforts of Canine Companions for Independence.*

Learn more about Canine Companions for Independence.

Visit our pressroom to read about Scott Foley’s media tour.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By CARRIER COMPLIANCE participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of Canine Companions for Independence by Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t Privacy Policy: igfn.org/p; Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.
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Hero Litter – Mastering the Basics

The Hero Litter pups have been working diligently with their volunteer puppy raisers to perfect the basic commands that will help prepare them for professional training and ultimately their work as assistance dogs. Whether it’s an “up,” “down,” or “under,” all of this training will ensure their success and confidence.

Their training goes beyond the command itself.  Are they able to do the commands with distractions, in new environments, or perhaps on a new surface?

The volunteer puppy raisers know that the more they practice and the more exposure the dogs have to different situations, the better prepared they will be when learning the more advanced commands.

Take a look at what the Hero Litter pups have been perfecting!

Harpo waits

Harpo waits

Harpo doing a “wait.” – That means waiting at a threshold or doorway. This is helpful when a graduate needs to go through a doorway and have their assistance dog follow behind them.

Holly jumps

Holly jumps

Holly doing a “jump.” – Jumping up so her entire body is on an elevated surface. A helpful command when the graduate needs their assistance dog to be on the bed with them or be up higher for grooming.

Harbor visits

Harbor visits

Harbor “visits.” – Placing her head on someone’s lap. This command allows the assistance dog to place a dropped item on the graduate’s lap.

An up from Hudson

An up from Hudson

Hudson doing an “up.” – Putting his front paws on an elevated surface. An “up” allows the assistance dog to retrieve an item off a counter or come up a bit higher so they are more accessible to the graduate.

Hala in an under

Hala in an under

Doing an “under” with Hala. – Placing her entire body under a surface such as a table or bench. When the graduate is on the bus or in a restaurant having their assistance dog do an “under” keeps the dog out of the walkway.

Hoagy doing a down

Hoagy doing a down

Hoagy doing a “down.” – Laying down on the ground. A down is helpful when the assistance dog needs to remain in one place for an extended amount of time.

Harvest sits

Harvest sits

A beautiful “sit” by Harvest. – One of the first commands to be taught, and so important.  A foundational command that keeps the dog in one place and teaches self-control.

Our dogs need to be go from a “down” to a “sit” or perhaps from “sit” to “stand.”  It’s not as easy as it would seem to go from one command to another, but our assistance dogs know what each command means and how to complete it in order to meet the needs of the person with the disability they are partnered with.

Well done, Hero Litter! We will continue to share their progress and achievements.

Thank you to Eukanuba for sponsoring this great group of pups and to all of our supporters for sharing our mission.

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Patriotic Pups!

Want a great way to show your support for veterans? Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in style? How about a yellow ribbon stencil for your pup? Or patriotic bandana? There are so many options available thanks to PetSmart and the PetSmart for Patriots program.

Clark patriotic bandana 2015 smallCanine Companions is happy to announce that for the second year, PetSmart has launched a new line of services aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the military. Now through July 5, 2015, $1 from Top Dog and other select Patriotic Grooming packages and PetsHotel® Patriotic Treats will go to support Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative.

PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence to help partner assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them. In 2014, PetSmart contributed $150,000 to our mission and they expect to contribute another $200,000 in 2015! The impact of this contribution has been immediate.

“Since the launch of our partnership last year, Canine Companions for Independence has placed 18 veterans with assistance dogs of their own and helped to get an additional 33 veterans on the path to having a dog,” said Gregg Scanlon, senior vice president of Store Operations and Services. “These patriotic services, and the proceeds that are donated to Canine Companions through their sale, are just one way that PetSmart is able to say thank you to the brave men and women in our military.”

Our partnership with PetSmart is truly making an impact on veterans who come home with injuries that inhibit their independence. By providing an assistance dog free of charge through our Wounded Veterans Initiative, we are helping veterans live fuller and more independent lives.

Just read what one of our veteran graduates Matthew said about his service dog Gus:

“My biggest struggle has been needing someone else to do things for me. I fell in love with Gus the first night he came home with us. No more do I have to depend on others all the time — and that means a lot!” There were only a couple of things Matthew could do by himself since the injury but now he said, “Gus allows me to be so much more independent. It’s easier to get around and having a buddy by my side to do things with has changed our lives.”

With the increase in wounded veterans who could benefit from assistance dogs, we want to do more. For a veteran making a new start putting their life back together from an injury, an assistance dog can provide the help they need to regain independence. We are so grateful to our partner PetSmart for their continued support in making this mission a reality!

Learn more about our partnership with PetSmart

Learn more about our Wounded Veterans Initiative

Patriotic Top Dog and Select Services Grooming: Choose from select PetSmart Grooming packages that include the option of an assortment of patriotic add-ons, including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as well as a red (cherry), white (coconut), and blue (blueberry) signature scent.

Yellow Ribbon Stencil: A fun way to show support with a washable temporary pet stencil. *Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 wks. & older.

Patriotic Treats (4)PetsHotel Patriotic Treats: Pet parents will have the opportunity to purchase a patrioticcookie; toy, combo, and/or summer treat time while their pet is staying in a PetSmart PetsHotel.

 

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The Hero Litter is Ready for Summer!

Summer is headed our way and guess who’s ready? The Hero Litter pups! The longer and warmer days mean more time outside, more walks, more opportunities to meet new friends and more socialization.

As with all of the Canine Companions puppies, socialization is one of the most important parts of early training. The day-to-day experiences and exposures to new people, places and challenges help turn our puppies into the excellent assistance dogs we place with adults and children with disabilities.

With summer days right around the corner, the Hero Litter pups are ready to get out and get movin’.

Harbor at the ortho

Harbor at the ortho

Harbor – Harbor is a California girl and her days are filled with fun adventures. Her volunteer puppy raisers are a very active young family, so she’s headed to swim meets, water polo matches, the ocean and orthodontist appointments.

Adventures with Hala

Adventures with Hala

Hala –With Hala being raised in Phoenix, AZ, summer is the time when she and her volunteer puppy raisers get out of town to avoid the heat. Hala will get to work on her traveling skills as they head to Prescott, AZ, as well as Colorado for family vacations.

Smiles with Hudson

Smiles with Hudson

Hudson – This summer Hudson will enjoy the Florida beaches during the cooler part of the days. He will get to work on his commands while the beach balls fly, children run and any other distractions that come his way.

Harvest on the go

Harvest on the go

Harvest – Harvest and her volunteer puppy raiser have been enjoying longer walks early in the day to avoid the heat and working on new commands.

Sweet pup Hoagy

Sweet pup Hoagy

Hoagy -Hoagy is doing so well and working very hard on conquering his distractibility threshold when it comes to children; he can spot a child from a mile away!  To help work through this, he and his puppy raiser regularly attend Little League baseball games, weekly reading at the children’s library and church on Sundays.

Good girl Holly

Good girl Holly

Holly – This summer will be full of learning opportunities for Holly.  Whether she  is socializing at the farmers market in Dayton, representing Canine Companions at “meet and greet” booths at community events, or visiting local businesses, Holly and her volunteer puppy raiser will use these occasions to work on socialization, distractions, new commands and develop confidence in different settings.

Harpo

Harpo is ready to fly

Harpo – Harpo will spend the summer out and about exploring new places and meeting new people. She and her volunteer puppy raiser will take trips to Boise, ID as well as Orlando, FL where Harpo will be reunited with brother Hudson and sister Holly for a short time. Harpo is spreading her wings and growing into a wonderful pup!

The Hero Litter pups are ready to take on the adventures and new opportunities of summer! Each and every trip they make, person they meet or command they perfect will help them in their journey to become life-changing assistance dogs. Thank you for following this fantastic group of pups!

For more information on becoming a volunteer puppy raiser, visit www.cci.org/puppyraiser.

To make a donation in honor of the Hero Litter, visit www.cci.org/tribute.

 

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The E Litter Meets an Amazing Milestone

On September 14, 2012, Canine Companions for Independence along with corporate sponsor Eukanuba introduced the world to eight newborn pups – Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka, Emily, Ethan and Eliza, a.k.a “the E Litter.”

First family photo

First family photo

Their journey to extraordinary began that day and we’ve been following them ever since. From being placed with their volunteer puppy raisers, working on challenging commands and socialization to the developing advanced skills in professional training and participating in Team Training, the E Litter has met many milestones both large and small. These wonderful dogs have given us great insight into what it takes to become a life-changing assistance dog.

We are thrilled to announce that seven of the eight E Litter pups have achieved this milestone and we have every confidence they will continue to meet new challenges and opportunities with the grace and strength they’ve shown since they day they were born.

Read on to find out more about the E Litter and the people they have been matched with.

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Emma VI

Emma VI-First-born Emma was placed with Michael as a skilled companion. Emma will help Michael be more confident with his peers and offer him assistance with difficult tasks he encounters.  “A best friend for my son that will help build him up and overcome social stigmas,” says Michael’s dad, David. Well done Emma!

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Ella V

Ella V-Ella was placed as a service dog with Jenny. “She will make everyday tasks easier at work and home,” says Jenny. “Now, with confidence, I can go out into the world and no longer be afraid of new settings or situations. I’m part of a team now!” Jenny is a teacher and Ella is already helping change perceptions as students no longer see Jenny as the teacher in a wheelchair; now she’s the teacher with the cool dog!

Elmo

Elmo

Elmo IV-“I live on my own at college and I thought an assistance dog would be a great help when I drop things, so I won’t have to go knock on people’s doors to get help,” explains David. David has a spinal cord injury and learned about Canine Companions through his therapy with one of our facility dogs. Now David has Service Dog Elmo to help him every day!

Euka II

Euka II

Euka II-From day one, we knew Euka was special. And we were right! Euka is now Don’s partner as well as a constant companion and helper. “Having a Canine Companions assistance dog is a big help for Don in social interactions, helping Don talk by using commands and being a calming influence in his life,” says Don’s mom, Crystal.

Emily IV

Emily IV

Emily IV-“God had a plan!” explains Wendy, Brianna’s mother. “My husband deployed to Afghanistan right before Team Training. He hadn’t deployed in 14 years. Team Training was a good distraction for us.” Brianna was matched with Skilled Companion Emily and they have been best friends ever since. “I love Emily,” says Brianna. “I am so happy that she is my dog.” We know this team will make an impact on everyone who meets them.

Ethan IV

Ethan IV

Ethan IV-Ryan, who served in both the United States Marine Corp and was Captain in the United States Army, applied for an assistance dog to help him be more independent.  Service Dog Ethan was the right dog for the job. Ethan helps retrieve dropped items, open and close doors, turn lights off and on and get items off of the counter.  “We are doing great and it’s like Ethan has lived with me at home my whole life,” says Ryan. “I now have the confidence and independence I need to live my life to the fullest.” Good boy Ethan!

Eliza III

Eliza III

Eliza III-A real sweetheart of a puppy, Eliza has become a skilled companion to Braydon, a young boy with ataxia. Braydon’s condition affects his speech and causes him to have troubles balancing. Bending over can cause him to fall, but now he has Eliza to help him pick stuff up and open doors. “I was worried for a short time with Braydon’s balance problems,” explains Braydon’s mom, Jamie. “He would bump into her, but she has become accustomed to his jerky movements. He holds onto her collar or vest and she walks with him wagging her tail. He just loves her!” Atta girl Eliza!

Everett IV

Everett IV

Everett IV– Not every one of our puppies makes it as an assistance dog. Everett decided that wasn’t the life for him. He is now a beloved pet of the Lanman family. “Everett has been so awesome since he has become a part of our family. We love him so much!” says Cindy Lanman. “I would have the say his favorite thing is being outside playing, either with the neighbor dog or with the kids just being outside whenever he can.”

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This truly is an impressive group of pups! We are extremely proud of the work they are doing and the positive impact they will have on the lives of so many.

A great big THANK YOU goes out to the breeder caretakers, volunteer puppy raisers, “extreme puppy watchers” (you know who you are), donors and other supporters for all the interest and efforts you’ve put into this extraordinary litter. The work these dogs do is a direct result of your dedication and fine work.

And of course, we are so grateful for the support of our corporate partner Eukanuba for sponsoring this amazing litter.

Thank you for following the E Litter’s Journey to Extraordinary!

Learn more about puppy raising. 
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Play ball with the Hero Litter

Game time with the Hero Litter means crowds, cheering, lots of action and plenty of distractions. When they head out to local sporting events, they are preparing for their future as assistance dogs to help people with disabilities. These outings allow the Hero Litter puppies to practice staying focused and on task.

Harbor at the pool

Harbor

Harbor’s spends her time at water polo pools all over Southern California.  She’s the team mascot for the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club and rarely misses a game.  However, she isn’t leading the cheering section as she is often seen sleeping by the side of the pool as the fans shout and whistles blow.

Harvest

Harvest

Harvest can be found at the local golf course with her volunteer puppy raiser practicing her caddying skills for the summer!

Hudson

Hudson

The Orlando Magic has a furry fan! Hudson has been riding the train to the basketball games of this popular NBA team.  He experiences the loud noises, huge flights of stairs and masses of people.  He has adapted so well that he sleeps through most of the game.

Hoagy

Hoagy

Hoagy is so active and loves to play ball in the yard. His volunteer puppy raiser is looking forward to taking him to his first basketball game.

Hala

Hala

Hala was able to play in the snow for the first time! This was a special treat for a puppy living in Phoenix! Game time was snowy and white for this sunshine pup.

Holly

Holly

Holly plays her own sport in the backyard called “find the tennis ball in the snow.”  She has a competitive spirit and loves it when the family dog, Jager, wants to chase her to get the ball away. She’ll put on her game face, ball in mouth and wait for Jager to make the first move.

Harpo

Harpo and her pal

Harpo loves joining her puppy raisers for early morning games of disc golf! This is a good way to practice her impulse control while she watches the discs fly away and she has to maintain her “sit.” She always does very well and makes her puppy raisers very proud.

These fun and games are just another way to work socialization into the Hero Litter puppies’ routine. We appreciate all the efforts of our volunteer puppy raisers for providing the opportunities for the Hero Litter to grown in their development.

Learn more about puppy raising. 

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“Raising a Hero” – A Story About an Assistance Dog

Work_For_Bisquits_1A Kickstarter campaign is about conveying a vision.  It’s this wacky, collaborative fundraising effort to bring a project to life.

Laura Numeroff and I experienced all the joys and challenges one might expect while independently producing “Raising a Hero.”

I realize how much harder this book was for Laura to write.  The characters are focused on helping someone with a disability; the story celebrates the bond of a puppy raiser and puppy only to introduce a departure for the benefit of someone in need.

Our character Max explains that his life’s purpose of becoming a service dog is “kind of like being a hero!” But what is a service dog?  How are they different from other dogs?

Finding ways to explain this to a five year-old is no walk in the park.

Perhaps my experience living with Ellie, a Canine Companions skilled companion dog working with my brother, Devin, who has cerebral palsy, keeps me believing these complicated realities can be overshadowed by someone’s simple acts of kindness.

This project is dedicated to the extraordinary volunteers, trainers, staff and donors who provide service dogs to people like Devin.

Laura Numeroff wrote the children’s classic, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” in 1985.  It was rejected nine times before Harper Collins—who had already passed on the manuscript—published the book.  30 years later, her If You Give… series has sold more than 17 million copies.

In 2013, I met Laura who had recently received word that her manuscript for a new book about therapy dogs—an illustrated collection of real-life short stories—had been rejected by her editors.  After we discovered our shared love for animals, and creativity, we began brainstorming how to further develop this concept into a fictional children’s series.

You can read Laura’s blog article about those early days and how we became inspired to create the Work for Biscuits series with the help of Canine Companions for Independence.

I’m honored to write that the Kickstarter community has now helped shape and fund our project.  We finally reached our goal (with **TWO** days left to go) but, more importantly, we reached you.

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We have hundreds of donors across the world sending “Raising a Hero” to libraries, schools, children’s hospitals and charities.

We even introduced a challenge to raise more money to fund the interactive storybook app for iPad.  Imagine how many families we could reach! Our books might one day have a platform to serve and inspire people with all kinds of accessibility challenges.

I invite you to explore our project further and join us in this endeavor.  Our Kickstarter campaign ends February 26 but there is much more to accomplish.

Again, thank you to everyone for believing in our project.  Laura and I could not have produced this book without your support.

Sean Hanrahan
Co-creator, Work for Biscuits

 

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