Out and About in the Community

Longer days and warm weather can only mean one thing, summer is just around the corner. The not-so-little-anymore, Buckeye has taken every opportunity he can to get out in the community and enjoy the beautiful weather with all of his friends! Root for the Home Team It isn’t every day that the Stanley Cup Playoffs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]