Puppy Miller Meets Mr. Miller

What’s in a name? For puppy Miller, not only was he given his name because he was part of the “M” litter, but he was also named after an important figure in the Canine Companions community. Our Northeast Training Center, The Miller Family Campus, named for John Miller, who serves as our board chair, has […]

Merial Heads to Professional Training

The spring welcomed a new chapter on the journey of one of many special Canine Companions puppies. In front of a crowd of a thousand well-wishers, puppy Merial walked across the SeaWorld stage next to puppy raiser Cecilia to matriculate into professional training at the Southeast Regional Training Center of Canine Companions. For the past […]

Raising a Hero Litter Puppy

Last Friday was special. It was hard and emotional, but it was certainly special. It was the day the volunteer puppy raisers of the Eukanuba-sponsored Hero Litter returned their puppies to Canine Companions to begin professional training. The puppy raisers knew what they were signing up for. They knew they would bond and fall in […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays from the Hero Litter

The Hero Litter is ready to deck the halls with boughs of dog bones and fa-la-la-la-woof their way into the holiday season. These pups have been increasing the time they spend socializing with their volunteer puppy raisers, representing Canine Companions for Independence, developing greater confidence with the commands they are learning and sharing our mission throughout their […]


New Adventures with the Hero Litter

As the Hero Litter puppies mature and master commands, they take longer excursions to new venues to practice what they have learned in puppy class. These trips will help increase their confidence and develop new skills. A Dog with Wings? Harpo traveled by plane to Portland, OR and Denver, CO this month. Her puppy raiser […]

Summer Safety with the “E” Litter

With the first day of summer right around the corner, the “E” litter pups, want to make sure everyone is prepared for the hot and sunny weather. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza, want you and your dog to have an enjoyable and safe season. Hot Weather – Euka, Ethan and […]

Co-raising “E” Litter pup Emily

Did you know that “E” litter pup, Emily, is being raised by two families?? It’s true; she is being “co-raised”. That is to say, she is living with, being trained by, and getting raised at two different homes. This is wonderful for Emily as she will get to experience two different “worlds” for her socialization […]

The “E” Litter shares its love

On Valentine’s Day we turned 5 months old…yes, FIVE MONTHS OLD!! Can you believe it? Isn’t it exciting? We are growing and learning and loving so much! Read on to discover what we’ve been up to… Emma – Howdy y’all from deep down Texas! That’s right, I am continuing my travels in Texas and really […]