Halloween Doesn’t Spook Zari!

Costumes, strange clothing, face paint and other Halloween staples can be scary to puppies, but we weren’t surprised to hear that Zari handled it all like a pro. This Halloween, Zari’s volunteer puppy raiser joined another puppy raiser for a party where they put the pups they are raising in costumes and passed out candy to […]

Zari wearing a Cookie Monster costume for Halloween

Grand Adventures in Puppy Raising

Wes is becoming all grown up and he is enjoying adventures with volunteer puppy raisers Christa and Steve. While Wes lives in the southwest, it’s still a “grand” vacation to visit the Grand Canyon. Wes and his family enjoyed the national park at sunset after lunch on the canyon rim, and a peaceful hike to Yavapai Point. Back at […]

Wes laying on a big rock with fall leaves in the background

Waldo Begins Professional Training

Professional Training The time eventually comes for each Canine Companions® puppy and their volunteer puppy raiser to part ways as the puppy continues their journey to become an assistance dog and begin professional training. Waldo has spent the last 18 months with his puppy raiser building the foundation of skills and socialization he needs to […]

Growing up With Excellence

Bogo, everyone’s favorite deal at Publix, and Canine Companions® puppy, has grown in great strides while taking part in many adventures. We are grateful to partner with Publix Super Markets who hold themselves to the same standard of excellence as Canine Companions for Independence. We greatly appreciate Publix Super Markets’ generosity and compassionate service towards […]

Canine Companions puppy Bogo sitting next to two shopping bags

Buckeye’s Final Puppy Adventures

It’s been a busy month for Buckeye! With professional training right around the corner, Buckeye is putting the final touches on his basic training and is getting ready for the next step in his journey to become an assistance dog. Buckeye in the Windy City What better way to prepare than with a trip to […]

Buckeye sitting on a carry-on luggage sign