My Best Friend, My Black Fluffy

Greta Baier and Skilled Companion Midas Having a skilled companion has been life changing for me. Midas, my skilled companion, is from a wonderful organization called Canine Companions for Independence.  Midas first went to a puppy raiser for 18 months, where he learned basic commands like sit, shake, and speak.  Then, Midas went to Canine […]

Girl in wheelchair with black fluffy dog.

A Homecoming to Remember

Last Friday night was a spectacular evening for Canine Companions graduate Michael Ferlmann. In front of family, friends, and classmates, Michael was crowned homecoming prince of his junior class.  Michael, who has autism, attends Gregori High School with Skilled Companion Nina (along with a dog handler). Nina has been a huge social bridge for Michael. Everyone knows […]