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Support

Your Support Transforms Lives

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.

Stories

Stories of Independence

Abey & Toby

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Kim & Dimitri

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David & Irina

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Tug

Tug

Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it

Light

Light/Switch

Turn a light on with nose or off with paw

What?

What?

Lead the handler to the source of a sound

Get

Get

Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded

Hold

Hold

Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded

Up

Up

Put two front feet up to deliver an item

Training

Jobs That Give Independence

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.
Gift the Gift of Independence — and Give a Dog a Job

Give A Dog A Job

Impact

The Power of Independence

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.

97%

of hearing dog recipients report increased feeling of safety or peace of mind.

98%

of facility dogs recipients report increased willingness in clients to participate in activities.

95%

of skilled companion recipients report increased well-being.

Participate

How to Get Involved

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.

Puppy Raiser

Raise a Puppy

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
PDogFest

DogFest Walk 'n Roll

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

Partners

Partners
That Give Independence

We are grateful for our committed partners working with us to Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.

Eukanuba
Chrysler
Braunability
Braunability
Braunability
Nickelodeon
HSAH
Kong
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