Dom Takes On the Tailgate and Zari Learns From the Best

Both Canine Companions puppy Dom and his big sister Zari are becoming even closer to becoming assistance dogs each and every day! Dom takes on his first soccer game Dom is now already five months old, and has been becoming a familiar face in Sacramento. Recently, Dom had a very exciting Saturday! Dom and his […]

Zari Moves On and Dom Grows Up

Puppy Zari is about to say goodbye! Zari has been with her volunteer puppy raiser, Laura, for nearly two years now and is getting prepared to turn in for professional training in just a few weeks – on Valentine’s Day! Luckily for Laura, Zari’s little brother, puppy Dom, has plenty of love to give and […]

Canine Companions puppy Dom laying over the top of Zari

Zari gets a baby brother…

…and yes, it’s a puppy! Zari has been learning and practicing commands since she was a little ball of fluff, and now she’s just a few months away from entering professional training in Santa Rosa, California at the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus of Canine Companions®. Zari’s mom recently had her final litter of puppies […]

Canine Companions puppies Zari and Dom

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

Zari Goes for the Goal

Zari is no stranger to sports – she’s attended Sacramento Kings basketball games, Rivercats baseball games and a number of golf tournaments. Now she’s set her sights on a new sport- soccer! Zari’s local minor league soccer team, the Sacramento Republic, began supporting Canine Companions by donating tickets to Canine Companions’ Sacramento volunteer chapter so […]

A Whirlwind Week for Zari

What do Stephen Curry, Justin Timberlake and Canine Companions® puppy Zari all have in common? Last month, they all attended the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament in Lake Tahoe! Regular players include Stephen Curry, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo, just to name a few. Lucky for Zari, her puppy raiser works for […]

Zari on the bus, ready to greet riders

Zari Offering Support

When the Sacramento community learned about the tragic death of Officer Tara O’Sullivan, people wanted to offer support, and Zari’s puppy raiser looked for ways that she and her fellow puppy raisers could help. They decided to plan visits to the Sacramento Police Dispatch Communication Center to help bring some love and calm to a […]

Canine Companions puppy Zari at Police Dispatch Center

Zari’s First Birthday!

What a year it’s been! Zari recently celebrated her first birthday, attended her first play and had a party with her favorite canine friends! Zari and her puppy raiser have been working hard on training over the past year, and Zari now performs an impressive 30+ commands! Her favorite commands include “back,” (the puppy walks […]

Zari surrounded by birthday gifts

Canine Companions® Puppy Zari Visits Disneyland

Visiting the happiest place on earth® While Northern California was still cold and rainy, Zari and her volunteer puppy raiser headed down to Southern California for a trip to Disneyland®! Zari and her bud, Canine Companions puppy Dern, had a great time with their puppy raisers at the happiest place on earth while meeting many […]

golden retriever with Canine Companions yellow puppy vest wearing Disney ears

Tourist for the Day

Zari’s hometown of Sacramento has been getting a lot of rain over the past few weeks, which makes for too many boring days inside. Her puppy raiser decided it was time for a change of scenery, so they drove west for a day trip to San Francisco, where it the sun was shining strong! A great day […]