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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. Thank you!
The cost to train, place and support each Canine Companions team is approximately $50,000. Our assistance dogs are provided free of charge to their recipients. We appreciate your support!
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.
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
"We knew Willy would help pick up dropped items, but didn't realize he'd become an extension of her."Read More
A 9/11 firefighter and four-legged hero both have a history of saving lives. Now they are the perfect match for each other.Read More
"Chanler has proven to be the perfect match for me. He’s my constant partner and serves as my ears."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.
We are grateful for the committed partners working with us to Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.
Help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.Donate