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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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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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Patriotic Pups!

Want a great way to show your support for veterans? Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in style? How about a yellow ribbon stencil for your pup? Or patriotic bandana? There are so many options available thanks to PetSmart and … 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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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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Working Together to Change Lives

There is something magical about the power of teamwork. In Atlanta, GA there is a special collaboration involving a team of 4 Canine Companions volunteers – puppy raisers Jim and Carol Fain and Skilled Companion Team Sharon and Brent O’Grady. These … 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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