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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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Titus closed his eyes and made a wish…

Each year about 600 puppies are born into the Canine Companions community—all are born with the hopes of becoming an assistance dog and creating independence for a person with a disability. In January 2010, puppy Heaven started her journey. At … Continue reading

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The Stories of our Hero Dogs

Eighteen Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs have been nominated for a Hero Dog Award! We are featuring some of their stories here, directly from the dogs’ human partners. Here’s our first one, don’t forget to vote each day! Hi … Continue reading

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Canine Heroes

Service Dog Zurich is a hero to his partner Patti. Zurich is being recognized by the Hero Dog Awards, and is one of eight finalists vying for the title Hero Dog. Chosen from over 450 dogs from each state, Zurich … Continue reading

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