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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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Thank you to our amazing volunteers!!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month At Canine Companions for Independence, our volunteers form the backbone of our organization. Puppy raisers care for future assistance dogs the first year and a half of the pups’ lives. They are responsible for the early training and socialization … 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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An “E” Litter Puppy’s Wish List

We “E” Litter pups have sure been having a great time since being placed with our puppy raisers. We’ve frolicked with new friends, started taking puppy-training classes, chased falling leaves, met the neighborhood cats, and have especially enjoyed all the beautiful … Continue reading

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Move Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday – It’s Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks! We have two days for getting deals! This year, Canine Companions is participating in the creation of Giving Tuesday—Tuesday, November 27, 2012—the giving season’s opening day!     Be a part of Giving … Continue reading

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