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


Canine Companions puppy Waldo is working hard to become an assistance dog for someone with a disability. Waldo is being raised in Texas where his puppy raiser is providing basic training and lots of love to prepare him for his special future.

  • Breed Labrador/Golden Retriever cross
  • Gender Male
  • Birthday February 5, 2018
  • Homestate Texas
  • Favorite Hashtags #WheresWaldo and #WaldoWednesday


Meet Canine Companions puppy Foley! Chrysler is sponsoring puppy Foley through all of his stages of puppyhood and training to potentially one day become a Canine Companions for Independence assistance dog for a person with a disability.

  • Breed Labrador/Golden Retriever cross
  • Gender Male