How Bogo Stays Healthy

If there is one thing every volunteer puppy raiser has in common, it’s the desire to ensure a long and happy life for the puppy they are raising. As Bogo prepares for matriculation in May, his puppy raiser is focusing on ways to keep him healthy so he is ready for professional training! The right […]

Bogo next to bag of dog food

A Year in Review and an Eye on the Future

We have much to be thankful for as we begin a new year, especially the life-changing powers of our assistance dogs and the work of our volunteer puppy raisers. At the beginning of 2019, Bogo was just a fluffy puppy with four small paws, and one BIG dream. It’s hard to believe how much he has […]

Bogo with Publix bags

Bogo Celebrates His First Birthday!

Bogo passed a major milestone on October 28 when he celebrated his first birthday in a big way. Bogo attended the Southeast Region’s 23rd annual Tales & Tails Gala. Bogo and his volunteer puppy raiser were guests of Publix Super Market Charities – one of the many generous sponsors of the event. Bogo had his […]

Bogo with a cupcake and a birthday hat

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

Staying Healthy

If you were making a collage of Florida things, you’d certainly have to make a case for the Publix Super Markets scale. The old-school weight scale with the large round dial as the topper are just as popular as the deli subs and fresh produce they sell and have become an iconic part of Publix […]

Bogo laying down with his name spelled out in kibble in front of him

Let the Commands Begin!

Learning commands Since Bogo arrived in Florida several months ago, he is now old enough to go out in public, and many people are surprised at how well behaved he is. “He obeys his commands very well,” says Martha, his volunteer puppy raiser. Some of the commands he is currently working on are: let’s go, […]

yellow puppy wearing glasses and a bandanna on