Focused on the Future

While deployed to Afghanistan to serve our country in 2010, Josh Sommers sustained a head injury caused by the blast of a rocket-propelled grenade. The injury left Josh in a coma for eight months, caused paralysis on one side of his body and a partial loss of both his hearing and vision. Five years later, […]

A Letter From a Mom

On behalf of Mother’s Day, we’d like to share with you a letter we received from the mother of one of our graduates. Enjoy! – – – To Canine Companions supporters and volunteers: It is hard to believe that we just celebrated the first anniversary of the graduation of Jacob with Skilled Companion Kanue. So much […]

Now Casting!

A new commercial for Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort is sure to tug at your heartstrings. The ad features families enjoying special times at the theme parks and an adorable dog wearing a blue vest interacting with Pluto! Yes, that beautiful dog is a Canine Companions graduate dog named Normandy. Joe Rand, a […]

The Hero Litter Meet and Greet

Who’s been lucky enough to meet and hang out with the Hero Litter? We are so proud to say, that there have been many, many lucky fans who’ve been able to spend time with this great litter of pups and help them on their journey to becoming life-changing assistance dogs. Because each event broadens the […]

The E Litter Meets an Amazing Milestone

On September 14, 2012, Canine Companions for Independence along with corporate sponsor Eukanuba introduced the world to eight newborn pups – Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka, Emily, Ethan and Eliza, a.k.a “the E Litter.” Their journey to extraordinary began that day and we’ve been following them ever since. From being placed with their volunteer puppy […]

Elmo

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 two teams always travel with a plus 1 – the O’Grady’s with Skilled Companion Dog Olga […]