Foley Continues to Succeed

Canine Companions® dog Foley has almost completed the first three months of professional training. He has been hard at work building on the commands his volunteer puppy raisers taught him, as well as learning the new commands that he would use as an assistance dog with a child, adult or veteran with a disability. Foley […]

Foley with trainer

Foley in Professional Training – the First Month

In August, Foley entered professional training and he’s been a busy guy learning all that he can in his first month. He’s settled into his new routine and enjoys his time with his trainer. It’s been a lot of hard work but a ton of fun too! The first few weeks of professional training started […]

Farewell to Foley

On Friday, August 10, 2018, we celebrated the next step in Foley’s journey to become an assistance dog. Foley entered professional training at the Southwest Training Center after participating in a full day of exciting and emotional activities. Foley said goodbye to all his friends, human and canine, on Thursday and then hopped on the […]

Foley, the “Almost” All-Weather Pup

Have you ever wondered what happens to an assistance dog when the weather turns wet, cold and blustery? Or when temperatures rise and things start getting a bit hot? The simple answer is, they carry on. As part of the training process, Canine Companions® puppies are introduced to various circumstances, including weather. Foley has experienced […]

Twelve months with Foley

Pacifipuppy Foley celebrated his first birthday in December, and his volunteer puppy raisers have been marveling at how much he has learned, how many places he’s traveled to, and how attached they’ve become to this very sweet pup. “Foley is a quick study! He’s super smart, game for any adventure and a pleasure to have […]

School Days for Foley

As the rest of us settle back into the school routine, Foley continues to learn more and more as the days go by. Now, Foley goes to school with the “big” kids. He’s no longer in the younger puppy class but has moved on to be an upperclassman. Foley loves puppy class because he gets to […]

Foley’s First Flight

Canine Companions volunteer leaders from all over the country traveled to Texas for the 2017 TEAM Volunteer Leadership Conference and so did Foley and his puppy raiser. This was Foley’s first big trip and what an adventure it was! The trip started early in the morning when Foley and his pals jumped in the Chrysler […]

Foley in the Big City

Time is flying by and Foley is growing, growing, growing! This means he’s ready for more advanced socialization opportunities. Foley and his puppy raiser recently took a day trip to San Francisco for a work conference. For some puppies, visiting places like a big city can be full of distractions, excitement and challenges. During the […]

Foley at the Farmer’s Market

‘Tis the season to get outside and enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your local community and that’s just what Canine Companions puppy Foley did. It was a beautiful, summer-like night, perfect for a visit to the farmer’s market. Foley and his puppy raiser made their way through the crowds to check out what the […]

Take me out to the ball game!

What could be more fun than opening day at the local little league with Canine Companions puppy Foley and a Chrysler Pacifica? It was a great day for the festivities! Gear was loaded, sun roof was open and the radio was playing “Centerfield.” Off they went – Foley and some of the players from the league. […]