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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Zari Soars to Sedona!

Zari is almost nine months old now and her puppy raiser felt like she was ready for a new adventure. Flying! Zari packed her bags and headed to Sedona, Arizona with her puppy raiser on Southwest Airlines. Not only did they have a blast, but they also had great opportunities for socialization. After taking a […]

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An Outing Fit for a King (or Queen)

Not all puppies get to cheer on their local NBA team, but Canine Companions® puppy Zari is a lucky one. Now nearly 8 months old, Zari attended her first Sacramento Kings game, along with five other Canine Companions puppies. She took in the sights and sounds and then settled in and slept right through the […]

Zari on the Green

It’s not often that a Canine Companions® puppy gets to listen to bag pipes, hear the swing of a golf club and mingle with cheering crowds all in one day, but Zari got to experience these and much more at a recent golf tournament. Zari, now six months old, attended the golf tournament, dinner and auction with […]

Zari is Learning What it Takes

  When Zari’s puppy raiser, Laura, began volunteering for Canine Companions® 17 years ago, she never thought a member of her own family would be matched with one of our expertly-trained assistance dogs. Three short weeks ago, that’s exactly what happened. Laura’s mother, Sandy, had been invited to our Northwest Training Center to participate in […]

Growing Like A Really Cute Weed

Now three and a half months old, Zari is growing like a weed and learning new things every day! This month, Zari has been busy learning various commands, meeting dogs and people, and taking in all the sights, sounds and smells she’s being exposed to. She’s quick learner who’s already mastered “sit” and is working […]

Meet Puppy Zari

At just 9 fluffy weeks old, Canine Companions puppy Zari is well on her way to becoming an assistance dog for someone with a disability. She and her eight siblings were born in Sacramento, California in the home of a Canine Companions volunteer. Zari will be raised in the home where she was born, alongside […]