Category Archives: service dogs

2013 Hero Dog Award Nominee, Leland

Yellow Labrador-Golden Retriever cross Leland can open doors, retrieve the phone and pick up dropped items. No, he’s not your typical pet. Leland is a highly trained assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence®. And he’s changed Linda Uriadko’s life … Continue reading

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Meet Dre, 2013 Hero Dog Awards nominee

My name is AJ Brockman and I am a digital artist, designer, and positive thinker. I also have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a progressive neuromuscular disease, and have been wheelchair-bound since age two. My disability definitely influences who I am, but … Continue reading

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Co-raising “E” Litter pup Emily

Did you know that “E” litter pup, Emily, is being raised by two families?? It’s true; she is being “co-raised”. That is to say, she is living with, being trained by, and getting raised at two different homes. This is … Continue reading

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The “E” Litter kicks off 2013 with woofs, romps, and road trips!

Happy 2013 to all our friends and supporters! We “E” Litter pups sure do appreciate all the love and interest so many folks have shown us over the last 17+ weeks.  Yes, you read that right, we are now over … Continue reading

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“Go long, Tebow!!”

Tim Tebow is a quarterback. Canine Companions for Independence puppy Tebow is a wide receiver. He’s a natural – he runs a pattern downfield, turns back, and looks up, waiting for the ball to sail overhead. People know he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Titus closed his eyes and made a wish…

Each year about 600 puppies are born into the Canine Companions community—all are born with the hopes of becoming an assistance dog and creating independence for a person with a disability. In January 2010, puppy Heaven started her journey. At … Continue reading

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An “E” Litter Puppy’s Wish List

We “E” Litter pups have sure been having a great time since being placed with our puppy raisers. We’ve frolicked with new friends, started taking puppy-training classes, chased falling leaves, met the neighborhood cats, and have especially enjoyed all the beautiful … Continue reading

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Move Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday – It’s Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks! We have two days for getting deals! This year, Canine Companions is participating in the creation of Giving Tuesday—Tuesday, November 27, 2012—the giving season’s opening day!     Be a part of Giving … Continue reading

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The Best of the Best – (Veterans Day Video)

Independence is a core value of Canine Companions for Independence that resonates with so many. Perhaps even more so for the men and women who serve so selflessly in our armed forces to protect and create independence for others. Veterans … Continue reading

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A look into the world of a Canine Companions Trainer

After the puppy raiser returns the dog to CCI at approximately 15 months of age, the dog attends a six month or, in some cases, nine month training course with professional trainers at a Regional Training Center. One of our … Continue reading

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