Tag Archives: canine companions for independence

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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Hero Litter Shows Their Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we thought it would be fun to share how the Hero Litter puppies show their gratitude. We checked in with the volunteer puppy raisers, and it’s amazing that almost all of them responded … 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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The Journey to Extraordinary

In September of 2012, Canine Companions for Independence introduced the E Litter to the world! With a generous sponsorship from Eukanuba, this group of puppies started their journey to extraordinary with the hopes of becoming life-changing assistance dogs. Emma, Everett, … 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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Hittin’ the Books with the Hero Litter

You might already know that socialization is a big part of what goes into raising a Canine Companions puppy. But did you also know that as a volunteer puppy raiser, one is responsible for taking their puppy to “school?” “Hala … Continue reading

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Making the Grade for Canine Companions

We’ve said it before, our volunteers make our mission possible! The dedication, passion and hours worked by our volunteers allow us to provide assistance dogs free of charge to people with disabilities. Today, we recognize 10-year-old Amanda for the work she’s done on behalf … Continue reading

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The First Step to Filling Some Big Paws

The path to become an elite assistance dog instructor at Canine Companions is much like the journey our extraordinary assistance dogs experience: start small, learn the basics, pass the tests, flourish and become life-changers. Our instructors begin their journey as … Continue reading

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The Hero Litter Update – Mellow or Moxie?

The Hero Litter puppies have been spending the last couple of months adjusting to their volunteer puppy raisers’ homes and routines. During this time of settling in, the pups’ temperaments start to come out and really shine. So what traits … Continue reading

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4th of July and Summer Safety Tips

The warm months of summer are great for spending quality time outdoors with your dog. However, remember that dogs wear fur coats all year! Whether you are raising a puppy for Canine Companions or spending an afternoon out with your … Continue reading

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