Tag Archives: canine companions for independence

A Homecoming to Remember

Last Friday night was a spectacular evening for Canine Companions graduate Michael Ferlmann. In front of family, friends, and classmates, Michael was crowned homecoming prince of his junior class.  Michael, who has autism, attends Gregori High School with Skilled Companion Dog Nina … 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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Canine Companions selected for Cooper’s UX Boot Camp

Canine Companions is thrilled to announce we’ve been selected to work with the creative senior staff team of Cooper and the November class of their UX Boot Camp. Great design, just like a great assistance dog, takes effort, finesse, knowledge, … Continue reading

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Building Blocks for Independence

Independence for children with disabilities is about teaching life skills and building a foundation for life long independence. As a leader in training assistance dogs, we’re developing creative ways for our assistance dogs to transform the lives of children with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the E Litter

This past Saturday, the E Litter celebrated their first birthday – what a joy! Special doggie treats, party hats, trips to the beach, and tosses with a favorite toy were just some of the ways their volunteer puppy raisers celebrated … Continue reading

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E Litter surprises!

Every puppy that comes into the life of a volunteer puppy raiser is unique! They each have their own personality, favorite toy, special spot they like rubbed, etc. They are special! We asked the E Litter volunteer puppy raisers if … 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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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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