Canine Companions assistance dogs are trained in over 40 commands so they can do their jobs and bring greater independence to people with disabilities.
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Your gift helps provide a highly trained assistance dog to a child, adult or veteran with a disability. Every dollar raised helps to open doors, turn on lights, retrieve dropped items and much more.
Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it
Turn a light on with nose or off with paw
Lead the handler to the source of a sound
Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded
Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded
Put two front feet up to deliver an item
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dogs are there for their human partners with disabilities. Expertly trained to perform over 40 commands these dogs help children, veterans and adults with disabilities open doors, pick up dropped items and much more.
Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job
Canine Companions for Independence is the most highly acclaimed and accredited assistance dog organization in the United States.
Our unique and proven team training sets us apart by ensuring the match between dog and human is powerful and lasting.
of hearing dog recipients report increased feeling of safety or peace of mind.
of facility dogs recipients report increased willingness in clients to participate in activities.
of skilled companion recipients report increased well-being.
Here are some other ways that you can help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.
Volunteer puppy raisers provide Canine Companions puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, provide a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.Volunteer
Grab a leash and get ready for a tail waggin' good time! Learn how to get involved with our signature national event, DogFest Walk ‘n Roll held around the country.Join the Fun
We are grateful for our committed partners working with us to Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.