Canine Companions puppy Alexis has a special future! She's on the path to become an assistance dog for someone with a disability. Alexis is being raised in Southern California where she and her puppy raiser are having fun experiencing new things and learning new commands.

  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Female
  • Birthday March 4, 2018
  • Favorite toy Big lamb
  • Nickname Pretty girl


Canine Companions puppy Zari is enjoying the Sacramento sunshine with her volunteer puppy raiser, while learning commands and receiving important socialization. Zari is working hard to one day become an assistance dog for someone with a disability.

  • Breed Golden Retriever
  • Gender Female
  • Birthdate April 23, 2018
  • Homestate California
  • Best Friend Her mom, Mari.


Canine Companions Puppy Able II is on a mission to raise awareness about Canine Companions as the “spokespuppy” for Corporate Partner BraunAbility.

  • Breed Labrador/Golden Retriever Cross
  • Gender Male
  • Birthday April 22, 2017
  • Favorite Car BraunAbility upfitted Chrysler Pacifica (big enough for friends!)

Canine Companions

Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans free of charge.

  • Established 1975
  • Number of assistance dog placements Over 5,000
  • Types of dogs placed Service Dogs Hearing Dogs Facility Dogs Skilled Companions


Meet Canine Companions puppy Miller. He is the honorary "spokesdog" for our Northeast Regional Training Center on the Miller Family Campus. Follow his adventures over the next two years of training to become an assistance dog.

  • Puppy Raisers: Saxon and Laura
  • Homestate: New York
  • Best feature: My deep brown eyes