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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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‘Raising a Hero:’ A New Children’s Book About a Service Dog

Enjoy this guest post from Laura Numeroff, author of New York Times Best Seller, ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ I’ve been a huge dog lover all of my life! When I wrote ‘If You Give a Mouse a … Continue reading

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New Adventures with the Hero Litter

As the Hero Litter puppies mature and master commands, they take longer excursions to new venues to practice what they have learned in puppy class. These trips will help increase their confidence and develop new skills. A Dog with Wings? … 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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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 shares its love

On Valentine’s Day we turned 5 months old…yes, FIVE MONTHS OLD!! Can you believe it? Isn’t it exciting? We are growing and learning and loving so much! Read on to discover what we’ve been up to… Emma – Howdy y’all … 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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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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“E” Pups fly…skate…play ball…. and zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The “E” litter pups have grown so much over the last 6 weeks, they’ve moved into a larger space. The new play area has really great toys like a rocket ship, skate board, a pink “karaoke stage” and tons of … Continue reading

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