Buckeye’s Final Puppy Adventures

It’s been a busy month for Buckeye! With professional training right around the corner, Buckeye is putting the final touches on his basic training and is getting ready for the next step in his journey to become an assistance dog. Buckeye in the Windy City What better way to prepare than with a trip to […]

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Ending Summer with a Splash

With summer coming to an end and fall approaching, Puppy Penguin was determined to tackle the pool before the swimming weather ended. The pool has fascinated Penguin since he arrived at his puppy raisers home, but he wasn’t too sure about doing more than dipping a foot in. Penguin enjoyed baths and getting wet, so […]

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 […]

People Watching and National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog Month, and Canine Companions® puppy Wes has been celebrating at some of his favorite hangouts with his puppy raisers Christa and Steve. Wes is growing up, working on his basic obedience commands to help him on his way to becoming a future assistance dog. New experiences His favorite hangout is […]

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Waldo Goes to “Puppy Camp”

For the next two weeks, Waldo will be spending some time away at camp. Not just any camp, though. This is a special “puppy camp” set up by the volunteer puppy raising program at a nearby prison, the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell, in Fort Worth, Texas. FMC is currently raising five Canine Companions® puppies […]

Buckeye’s Summertime Fun

Summertime is meant for fun in the sun and Canine Companions® puppy Buckeye is doing just that. From his baseball games to festivals, Buckeye is staying busy with many different adventures. Summertime in Columbus is not complete without a visit to Huntington Park to watch a Clippers baseball game. Buckeye did a great job taking […]

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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

Wes the Comedian

Canine Companions® puppy Wes is loving life and all of its joys, big and small. From finding his voice for the “speak” command to riding like a perfect gentleman in his first Lyft, Wes is finding happiness in new and old experiences alike. Comedy at puppy class Canine Companions assistance dogs are trained to lie […]

Waldo’s Best Friend

Waldo has a lot of friends in his life, from the staff at the Kinkeade Campus where he’s being raised, to his dog pals that he plays with every day. But there’s one friendship that’s extra special – his best friend Cooper. Cooper is a cat! What makes this friendship special? Cooper is a 10-year-old […]

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Time to Celebrate!

The past month has been filled with celebrations for Buckeye as he celebrated his birthday! A member of the community It is hard to believe that Buckeye just turned one! Over the past year Buckeye has learned so much. He knows all 30 of his puppy commands: sit, down, shake, lap, under, visit, heal, side, […]

Canine Companions puppy Buckeye with a birthday hat