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 […]

Canine Companions puppy Buckeye wearing a bow tie

The Newest Pittsburgh Penguin

Most people are familiar with the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team, however there is a new Penguin calling Pittsburgh home and they’re making quite the stir. Meet Canine Companions puppy Penguin. Penguin’s journey, like all Canine Companions® puppies, started in Northern California where he was born in a volunteer breeder caretaker’s home. He was specially bred […]

Canine Companions puppy Penguin on KDKA set

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 […]

Canine Companions puppy in the Texas Blue Bells

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

Zari Offering Support

When the Sacramento community learned about the tragic death of Officer Tara O’Sullivan, people wanted to offer support, and Zari’s puppy raiser looked for ways that she and her fellow puppy raisers could help. They decided to plan visits to the Sacramento Police Dispatch Communication Center to help bring some love and calm to a […]

Canine Companions puppy Zari at Police Dispatch Center

Enthusiasm is Everything

Six-month-old Wes is an energetic, playful puppy that has lots of enthusiasm and vigor for life. Whether he is working on his commands, or taking trips to new and exciting places, Wes does so with gusto! Mastering commands Learning how to settle and feel safe in a crate is also a very important part of […]

Canine Companions puppy Wes in a laundry mat with his puppy raiser.

Waldo the Ambassa”dog”

Representing Canine Companions Canine Companions for Independence puppy raisers and graduates are strong ambassadors for the organization, representing us everywhere they go with their dogs in their yellow or blue vests. Waldo and his puppy raiser, Lisa, have taken that role to heart and spend almost every weekend out and about in the community to […]

Staying Healthy

If you were making a collage of Florida things, you’d certainly have to make a case for the Publix Super Markets scale. The old-school weight scale with the large round dial as the topper are just as popular as the deli subs and fresh produce they sell and have become an iconic part of Publix […]

Bogo laying down with his name spelled out in kibble in front of him