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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. Thanks to donors like you, each life-changing dog is provided free of charge to recipients.
Drive Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.
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
"Mork gives his all in every aspect of his job, and I love that about him."Read More
Meet Foley a Canine Companions puppy and also the official "PacifiPuppy" for the Chrysler Brand.Read More
"Now I have Ringo to help me and he’s made life a lot easier for me."Read More
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.
Assistance dogs aren't just born, they're raised. Canine Companions puppies need dedicated volunteer puppy raisers to provide a safe home, attend obedience classes, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.
Grab a leash and celebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to change lives for people with disabilities. DogFest Walk 'n Roll™ is coming! Get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time
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