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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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Kids Give Big

Sometimes Canine Companions’ greatest supporters are also the youngest. Our Northwest Training Center recently received four donations totaling over $7,000 from some very generous kids! Read on to find out more about these impressive young ambassadors for our mission. Good … Continue reading

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Hittin’ the Road for Canine Companions

After turning in a second puppy for Canine Companions, volunteer puppy raisers Barb and Bill Bochner decided to take a little cycling trip. Well, okay, maybe not so little. They are cycling across the United States! Follow Barb and Bill … Continue reading

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Qualities for a Quality Match

As the day approaches when the E Litter puppies will be brought to their nearest Canine Companions training center for professional training, it’s on our minds about the people they might be matched with. There are many things to think … Continue reading

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Happ-E Holidays!

The E Litter pups have been enjoying the cooler weather, snuggling close to their volunteer puppy raisers, and dreaming about the gifts they will be bringing to a child, adult, or veteran with a disability. The Gift of Peace The … 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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“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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Lonnie, My Love and Inspiration

My name is Samantha. My 23rd birthday was March 7th.  One week before that, I became a bi-lateral amputee.  I came to Roger C.  Peace Hospital for rehabilitation, where I met and worked with Kathi, my physical therapist, and Kristen, my occupational … Continue reading

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Honoring the “Moms” at Canine Companions

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing “moms” that care for our puppies and dogs every single day here at Canine Companions for Independence. To the puppy raiser “moms” who feed, … Continue reading

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