Titus closed his eyes and made a wish…

Each year about 600 puppies are born into the Canine Companions community—all are born with the hopes of becoming an assistance dog and creating independence for a person with a disability. In January 2010, puppy Heaven started her journey. At about that same time a little boy with spina bifida named Titus closed his eyes […]

The Stories of our Hero Dogs

Eighteen Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs have been nominated for a Hero Dog Award! We are featuring some of their stories here, directly from the dogs’ human partners. Here’s our first one, don’t forget to vote each day! Hi all, I entered my Service Dog Yazzen into the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards […]

Canine Heroes

Service Dog Zurich is a hero to his partner Patti. Zurich is being recognized by the Hero Dog Awards, and is one of eight finalists vying for the title Hero Dog. Chosen from over 450 dogs from each state, Zurich is now in the home stretch for the big award. Thanks to everyone that voted […]