Author Archives: Canine Companions for Independence

Qualities for a Quality Match

As the day approaches when the E Litter puppies will be brought to their nearest Canine Companions training center for professional training, it’s on our minds about the people they might be matched with. There are many things to think … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera and…Action!

This past December, our Northwest Training Center was full of lights, camera and action as Canine Companions for Independence’s promotional partner, Mattress Discounters, filmed a series of four commercials for their Good Deed Dog charity efforts.  Staff, graduates and their … Continue reading

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Making Friends with the E Litter

The E Litter is one charming group of pups! They give a smile and a tail wag whenever they get to meet someone new. Why are they so comfortable meeting new people? Because for the last 16 months, they have been … Continue reading

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Battier’s got game!

 Just before the New Year, Canine Companions puppy Battier had a meet and greet (and snuggle) with her namesake Miami Heat forward Shane Battier. The two met at the arena and took a few photos. “Shane loved meeting Battier” says volunteer … Continue reading

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Dogs of Winter

With big storms rolling through much of the country, we would like to share some tips to keep your pup safe and healthy. – De-icing products, salt, and ice, can get into fur and paws, causing skin irritation or more serious conditions. … Continue reading

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Happ-E Holidays!

The E Litter pups have been enjoying the cooler weather, snuggling close to their volunteer puppy raisers, and dreaming about the gifts they will be bringing to a child, adult, or veteran with a disability. The Gift of Peace The … Continue reading

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An E Litter Reunion at our North Central Graduation

On November 8, 2013, Canine Companions celebrated Team Training graduations at all 5 of our regional training facilities. It was especially wonderful at our North Central Training Center graduation as 4 of the E Litter pups were in attendance to watch and … Continue reading

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Breeder Caretakers: Creating a Great Start for our Dogs

Breeder dogs and their puppies are the foundation of our organization. And it’s our volunteer breeder caretakers that allow us to have such exceptional results. When Becky Hanson first heard about our volunteer puppy raising and breeder caretaker opportunities, she … Continue reading

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Flight School for Dogs

Recently Canine Companion puppies from our Southwest Region were featured in an ABC World News segment about flight simulators.  Our puppies and their volunteer puppy raisers were able to get airport experience without even having to purchase a ticket. The … Continue reading

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A Homecoming to Remember

Last Friday night was a spectacular evening for Canine Companions graduate Michael Ferlmann. In front of family, friends, and classmates, Michael was crowned homecoming prince of his junior class.  Michael, who has autism, attends Gregori High School with Skilled Companion Dog Nina … Continue reading

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