Author Archives: Canine Companions for Independence

The E Litter Returns!

The E Litter has returned to Canine Companions for Independence to begin their professional training. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza matriculated last week at our graduation ceremonies that took place around the country. Their journey … Continue reading

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“Canine Companions has become like a huge extended family…”

At Canine Companions for Independence, our supporters not only support our mission, they support one another! Earlier this month, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity from Grand Valley State University in Michigan hosted the 5Kanine to benefit Canine Companions. Of course … Continue reading

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Our Last Month with the E Litter

For the last year and a half, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing the progress of the E Litter. You’ve read about how they are growing, who they are meeting, which commands they are learning and what steps they are … Continue reading

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Our Volunteers Give Back to their Communities

Jerry Campbell and Donna McGehee of Abilene, Texas, have been volunteering with Canine Companions since they received their first puppy to raise in 2002. Since then, they have become valued members of the Canine Companions family and are an integral … Continue reading

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Here Comes Spring!

Spring is right around the corner, and guess who’s ready? That’s right, the E Litter pups! Not only do the longer and warmer days mean more time outside, but they also mean more walks, more opportunities to meet new friends, … Continue reading

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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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