Category Archives: facility dogs

The Road to Rio

The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is in the midst of training for the Paralympic Games that will take place in Rio September 7-18, 2016. This year is bringing a lot of excitement to the team, including the team’s unique assistant … Continue reading

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Working Together to Change Lives

There is something magical about the power of teamwork. In Atlanta, GA there is a special collaboration involving a team of 4 Canine Companions volunteers – puppy raisers Jim and Carol Fain and Skilled Companion Team Sharon and Brent O’Grady. These … Continue reading

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Lonnie, My Love and Inspiration

My name is Samantha. My 23rd birthday was March 7th.  One week before that, I became a bi-lateral amputee.  I came to Roger C.  Peace Hospital for rehabilitation, where I met and worked with Kathi, my physical therapist, and Kristen, my occupational … Continue reading

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