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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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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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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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Elmo Comes to the Wine Country

Last week, E Litter pups Emily and Ethan got a surprise visit from their brother Elmo. He and his volunteer puppy raiser, Diesta, came out to Santa Rosa, CA for Hearing Dog Team Training graduation.  The puppies were so excited … Continue reading

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Summer School with the E Litter

The E Litter just hit their 10-month mark and it’s certainly obvious with all the growing up and new training that’s been going on. These puppies really don’t look like puppies any more; they’re dogs! And they are way past … Continue reading

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“She’s not just Rob’s Hero Dog, she is our Hero Dog”

In 2008, our son Rob was in a car accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for five weeks and in various hospitals for months. When we brought him home there was so much … Continue reading

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Summer Safety with the “E” Litter

With the first day of summer right around the corner, the “E” litter pups, want to make sure everyone is prepared for the hot and sunny weather. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza, want you and … Continue reading

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