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Give the gift of independence

Give a Dog a Job

Help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.

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Give a Dog a Job

Help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.

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Jobs That Give

Independence

Canine Companions assistance dogs learn 40 commands that truly help a person with a disability maximize their independence.

The tasks each Canine Companions assistance dog learns can be life-changing. From retreiving dropped house keys, opening a door, pulling a manual wheelchair or alerting to a fire alarm, Canine Companions assistance dogs help make daily physical tasks possible and open doors to new opportunities.

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Tug

Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it

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Light/Switch

Turn a light on with nose or off with paw

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What?

Lead the handler to the source of a sound

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Get

Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded

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Hold

Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded

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Up

Put two front feet up to deliver an item

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Tug

Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it

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Light/Switch

Turn a light on with nose or off with paw

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What?

Lead the handler to the source of a sound

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Get

Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded

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Hold

Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded

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Up

Put two front feet up to deliver an item

Stories

Of Independence

Bridget and Willy
Bridget and Willy

"We knew Willy would help pick up dropped items, but didn't realize he'd become an extension of her."

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Jean and Chanler
Jean and Chanler

"He aims to please and takes pride and joy in alerting me to sounds every day."

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Steven and Ringo
Steven and Ringo

"Now I have Ringo to help me and he’s made life a lot easier for me."

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Impact

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.

Partners

That Give Independence

We are grateful for the committed partners working with us to Give the Gift of Independence and Give a Dog a Job.

PetSmart Charities
Eukanuba
Merial
The North Bay Business Journal
Press Democrat
Argus
Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Stories of Independence

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