A Day at the Farmer’s Market

The weather is warming up in Texas, and Canine Companions® puppy Waldo is making the most of it! On a sunshine-filled day, he and his puppy raiser made a trip to their local farmer’s market. They made their way through the crowds and practiced avoiding distractions, a skill that is very important for a future […]

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Let the Commands Begin!

Learning commands Since Bogo arrived in Florida several months ago, he is now old enough to go out in public, and many people are surprised at how well behaved he is. “He obeys his commands very well,” says Martha, his volunteer puppy raiser. Some of the commands he is currently working on are: let’s go, […]

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Growing Up in a Newsroom

Newsroom puppy Buckeye began joining the Friday morning NBC4 team on-air as a 9-week-old puppy. From that day on, he started learning what it takes to be a newsroom puppy star as well a future Canine Companions® assistance dog. Growing up in a newsroom has given Buckeye many unique opportunities for socialization and training. He’s […]

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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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Welcoming Canine Companions puppy Wes

Canine Companions puppy Wes likes to be a bit unconventional. Like all Canine Companions puppies, Wes was born in Northern California and is destined for great things with volunteer puppy raisers. Rather than waiting at the airport for Wes to arrive, his puppy raisers flew from Phoenix to pick him up. Wes flew back in […]

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Waldo Takes the Fire Station

Canine Companions puppies must be exposed to different environments to prepare them for their futures as assistance dogs. This means new people, sights, smells and sounds. What better place for new experiences than a fire station? Waldo and a group of his fellow Texas puppies visited a local fire station where they were exposed to […]

Spreading Smiles

Canine Companions® assistance dogs make huge impacts on the lives of their human partners as well as their communities. Canine Companions puppies can also leave a lasting impact on the communities they live in. Buckeye is doing his best to spread joy anywhere he can while making his community a better and happier place. Alongside […]

Update from Service Dog Miller

A lot has changed for Miller since we last checked in with him. He is now sporting Canine Companions® blue on his vest and has a new title, Canine Companions Service Dog! Miller was matched with Air Force veteran Ken and together they are conquering the world with greater independence. Miller’s puppy raisers did an amazing […]

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 […]

Waldo Turns One!

Can you believe Canine Companions® puppy Waldo is already one year old? He celebrated his first birthday on February 5 with his puppy raiser, plenty of furry friends and lots of love. Waldo’s first year has been full of fun adventures, new experiences and a ton of learning. Waldo now knows nearly all the commands […]