The Road to Rio

The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is in the midst of training for the Paralympic Games that will take place in Rio September 7-18, 2016. This year is bringing a lot of excitement to the team, including the team’s unique assistant — Canine Companions Facility Dog Morrow II. Morrow has been a true companion and helper […]

Marrow and friend

Update on the “E” Litter – the journey continues!

The “E” litter turns 8 months old tomorrow, and they sure are showing their maturity. They have all graduated to the next stage of puppy training which means learning increasingly complex commands, higher expectations, and more public appearances. To put it another way…the “E” Litter is out on the town and making friends. They are the […]

The “E” Litter says Thank You!!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we “E” Litter pups are eager to say “thank you” to our volunteer puppy raisers – those exceptional folks who care for, love, develop and train us for 16-18 months. To honor them, here is a list of the top 5 things we appreciate about our puppy raisers: Emotion […]

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 […]

Order by December 14th to Put Canine Companions Under the Tree

We’ve got gifts galore at for everyone on your gift list. Trixie Koontz (furry daughter and beloved doggie spirit) of Dean Koontz shares her doggie wisdom in whimsical and warm prose that will bring joy to book lovers of any age. You can purchase, Love Heels, Christmas is Good, Trixie, Who is Dog and […]

The Best of the Best – (Veterans Day Video)

Independence is a core value of Canine Companions for Independence that resonates with so many. Perhaps even more so for the men and women who serve so selflessly in our armed forces to protect and create independence for others. Veterans can relate to the dedication, the hard work, and the amazing loyalty of our assistance […]

Black Lab Tuesday

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, thought it was fitting to continue Canine Companions’ Black Lab Tuesday. You heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Well what better way to support assistance dogs than shopping on Black Lab Tuesday. We have very cool paw-tners for all your shopping needs! Check out the many […]

Help Canine Companions in “Pursuit”

You can help Canine Companions for Independence win $3,000 by casting your vote on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida’s Facebook page.  We’re one of three non-profits featured during December in its “The Pursuit of Health” campaign. BCBSF will award $3,000 to the non-profit with the most votes at the end of this month. Visitors […]