Category Archives: Assistance Dogs

The Road to Rio

The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is in the midst of training for the Paralympic Games that will take place in Rio September 7-18, 2016. This year is bringing a lot of excitement to the team, including the team’s unique assistant … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Keep Your Pup Healthy & Happy During the Holidays

The holidays are happening and you know what that means?  Family and friends, parties and play, gifts and goodies and much, much more! This is a wonderful and exciting time of year, but we all know it can sometimes bring … Continue reading

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Raising a Hero Litter Puppy

Last Friday was special. It was hard and emotional, but it was certainly special. It was the day the volunteer puppy raisers of the Eukanuba-sponsored Hero Litter returned their puppies to Canine Companions to begin professional training. The puppy raisers … Continue reading

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Now Casting!

A new commercial for Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort is sure to tug at your heartstrings. The ad features families enjoying special times at the theme parks and an adorable dog wearing a blue vest interacting with Pluto! … Continue reading

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Love Letters to the Hero Litter

It’s amazing how quickly 18 months goes by when you’re loving, training and caring for a Canine Companions puppy. The early days of sleepless nights and chewed up toys quickly turn into trips to the local library and perfecting “sit” … Continue reading

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Hero Litter Pride

What’s the easiest question for a volunteer puppy raiser to answer? “What does your Canine Companions puppy do to make you proud?” If you ever ask this question (and it’s a fun one to ask), you will receive a response … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Where do your donations go?

Here 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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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