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 […]

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 […]

golden puppy with cute head tilt with Arizona scenery in the background

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 […]