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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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What’s happening with the Hero Litter

The Hero Litter pups are making themselves at home and getting to know and love their volunteer puppy raisers. Hudson’s puppy raiser Diesta says, “We are bonding and really getting to understand each other. I’m totally in love.” The first … Continue reading

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The E Litter Returns!

The E Litter has returned to Canine Companions for Independence to begin their professional training. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza matriculated last week at our graduation ceremonies that took place around the country. Their journey … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera and…Action!

This past December, our Northwest Training Center was full of lights, camera and action as Canine Companions for Independence’s promotional partner, Mattress Discounters, filmed a series of four commercials for their Good Deed Dog charity efforts.  Staff, graduates and their … Continue reading

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Battier’s got game!

 Just before the New Year, Canine Companions puppy Battier had a meet and greet (and snuggle) with her namesake Miami Heat forward Shane Battier. The two met at the arena and took a few photos. “Shane loved meeting Battier” says volunteer … Continue reading

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Dogs of Winter

With big storms rolling through much of the country, we would like to share some tips to keep your pup safe and healthy. – De-icing products, salt, and ice, can get into fur and paws, causing skin irritation or more serious conditions. … 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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The “E” Litter says Thank You!!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we “E” Litter pups are eager to say “thank you” to our volunteer puppy raisers – those exceptional folks who care for, love, develop and train us for 16-18 months. To honor them, here … 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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