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Give Independence —
and Give a Dog a Job.

Give a Dog a Job

Match an exceptional assistance dog with 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

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.
Make a Match. Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.

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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

Tug Icon

Tug

Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it

Light/Switch Icon

Light/Switch

Turn a light on with nose or off with paw

What Icon

What?

Lead the handler to the source of a sound

Get Icon

Get

Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded

Hold Icon

Hold

Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded

Up Icon

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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Tom and Halona
Tom and Halona

A 9/11 firefighter and four-legged hero both have a history of saving lives. Now they are the perfect match for each other.

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Jean and Chanler
Jean and Chanler

"Chanler has proven to be the perfect match for me. He’s my constant partner and serves as my ears."

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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 Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.

Eukanuba
Chrysler
Braunability
Nickelodeon
HSAH
Kong Logo
Press Democrat
Argus
Sonoma Index-Tribune
The North Bay Business Journal
Eukanuba
Chrysler
Braunability
Nickelodeon
HSAH
Kong Logo
Sutter Health
Press Democrat
Argus
Sonoma Index-Tribune
The North Bay Business Journal

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The Perfect Match

Sam and Gillian

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