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 […]

Planes, Trains and the Rose Bowl

Canine Companions® volunteer puppy raisers are always looking for new sights, sounds and environments to help the puppy they are raising become comfortable with whatever comes their way. Buckeye is growing up fast and hitting his stride. At 6-months-old, Buckeye was ready for his first trip. Not just any trip but a once-in-a-lifetime trip to […]

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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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A Look Back at Waldo’s 2018

This year was a big one for Canine Companions® puppy Waldo—and his only one so far. Can you believe he’s already 10 months old?! He sure has done, seen and learned a lot in that time. Waldo was born February 5, 2018 in California where he spent two months learning about the great big world […]

Ready World…Here Comes Buckeye

Buckeye has started making public appearances in the community, and we couldn’t be more excited to share his adventures! He has mastered his basic commands, has wonderful manners, is good at ignoring distractions and is getting very good at greetings. Of course, as a puppy, there is always more to learn, but Buckeye is doing […]

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 […]

Waldo’s Thanksgiving Visitor

Canine Companions® puppy Waldo has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! He just turned 9-months-old and is growing and learning every day. Plus, he has an extra special friend (and mentor) around for the holidays – Canine Companions Facility Dog Sawyer. Sawyer was the first puppy raised by Waldo’s volunteer puppy raiser. Sawyer’s […]