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 is Ready for Summer!

Summer is headed our way and guess who’s ready? The Hero Litter pups! The longer and warmer days mean more time outside, more walks, more opportunities to meet new friends and more socialization. As with all of the Canine Companions puppies, socialization is one of the most important parts of early training. The day-to-day experiences […]

Reaching the Next Level with the Hero Litter

Happy 2015! We are excited to share this update on the Eukanuba Hero Litter. The days of introducing and learning basic skills such as “sit,” “down,” and “shake” are past. The Hero Litter is currently practicing, and perfecting, a higher level of commands. “Hudson is working on a good ‘Under.’ It’s so important to have […]


Making Friends with the E Litter

The E Litter is one charming group of pups! They give a smile and a tail wag whenever they get to meet someone new. Why are they so comfortable meeting new people? Because for the last 16 months, they have been working on their socialization skills. When they are out and about in the community, the […]

Twelve Months of Pucks and Paws with New NHL Calendar

When Canine Companions for Independence and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation met to discuss the potential of creating a calendar with the players and assistance dogs, the idea was well received by all parties involved. Fast forward to today – the calendar, priced at $15, is now on sale. This one-of-a-kind calendar features Blue Jackets […]