Hero Litter Shows Their Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we thought it would be fun to share how the Hero Litter puppies show their gratitude. We checked in with the volunteer puppy raisers, and it’s amazing that almost all of them responded with the same answer… “The full body wag!” Donna, puppy raiser to Holly says, “Her […]

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The Journey to Extraordinary

In September of 2012, Canine Companions for Independence introduced the E Litter to the world! With a generous sponsorship from Eukanuba, this group of puppies started their journey to extraordinary with the hopes of becoming life-changing assistance dogs. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka, Emily, Ethan and Eliza were a daily highlight as more than 250,000 people […]

Hittin’ the Books with the Hero Litter

You might already know that socialization is a big part of what goes into raising a Canine Companions puppy. But did you also know that as a volunteer puppy raiser, one is responsible for taking their puppy to “school?” “Hala enjoys going to class and learning new things. She can be easily distracted by the […]

Hero Litter Happenings – Favorite Things!

Each one of the Hero Litter puppies has a “favorite!” Whether it’s a toy or a playmate, they all have something special that makes them light up and shake a tail. Hala’s favorite toy would be the ball toys that her volunteer puppy raiser makes. She sits and watches as they are made and gives […]

The Hero Litter Update – Mellow or Moxie?

The Hero Litter puppies have been spending the last couple of months adjusting to their volunteer puppy raisers’ homes and routines. During this time of settling in, the pups’ temperaments start to come out and really shine. So what traits have the Hero Litter pups been displaying? Mellow, moxie or somewhere in between, find out […]

What’s happening with the Hero Litter

The Hero Litter pups are making themselves at home and getting to know and love their volunteer puppy raisers. Hudson’s puppy raiser Diesta says, “We are bonding and really getting to understand each other. I’m totally in love.” The first month with their puppy raisers is an important time of transition as they are introduced […]

The E Litter Returns!

The E Litter has returned to Canine Companions for Independence to begin their professional training. Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza matriculated last week at our graduation ceremonies that took place around the country. Their journey to extraordinary will continue as they learn and perfect up to 40 commands that will […]

Summer School with the E Litter

The E Litter just hit their 10-month mark and it’s certainly obvious with all the growing up and new training that’s been going on. These puppies really don’t look like puppies any more; they’re dogs! And they are way past the simple commands of sit, stay, and down. Let’s just say, summer school is in […]