Category Archives: Assistance Dogs

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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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 … Continue reading

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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.” Their journey to extraordinary began that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

A 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 … Continue reading

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All-Weather Pups

Sun and rain, mud and snow; the Hero Litter loves them all. These Canine Companions puppies sure know how to have a great time no matter what the weather conditions. Hala is a sunshine girl and enjoys the warm winters … Continue reading

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Reaching the Next Level with the Hero Litter

Happy 2015! We are excited to share this update on the Eukanuba Hero Litter. The days of introducing and learning basic skills such as “sit,” “down,” and “shake” are past. The Hero Litter is currently practicing, and perfecting, a higher … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from the Hero Litter

The Hero Litter is ready to deck the halls with boughs of dog bones and fa-la-la-la-woof their way into the holiday season. These pups have been increasing the time they spend socializing with their volunteer puppy raisers, representing Canine Companions for Independence, … Continue reading

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