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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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Our Volunteers Give Back to their Communities

Jerry Campbell and Donna McGehee of Abilene, Texas, have been volunteering with Canine Companions since they received their first puppy to raise in 2002. Since then, they have become valued members of the Canine Companions family and are an integral … 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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The Best of the Best – (Veterans Day Video)

Independence is a core value of Canine Companions for Independence that resonates with so many. Perhaps even more so for the men and women who serve so selflessly in our armed forces to protect and create independence for others. Veterans … Continue reading

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Independence

As we celebrate our country’s independence this July 4th with picnics and fireworks, Canine Companions for Independence also celebrates independence. The independence an assistance dog provides a person with a disability, and the date of our founding, as July 4th … Continue reading

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Wounded Veteran’s Teammate, Service Dog Gillian

Sam joined the New York National Guard shortly after the September 11th attacks. Trained as a sniper, Sam quickly rose to the rank of sergeant as a member of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. In October 2004, Sam deployed … Continue reading

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