Please join us for Sit Stay Sparkle, a special celebration benefiting Canine Companions' mission to provide highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities completely free of charge.
Enjoy Wine Country's finest food, wine, beer, cider, and other beverages, in addition to live and silent auctions, graduate speakers, assistance dogs, puppies and more! Begin your evening with a self-guided tour of our beautiful campus.
The live auction at Sit Stay Sparkle includes an array of unique, exclusive experiences and items.
Click here to purchase tickets for the 2019 event. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Guests will enjoy Wine Country's finest food, wine and beer, in addition to
live and silent auctions, graduate speakers, assistance dogs, puppies and more!
*Individual Ticket includes: Ticket for one including food and drink.
**Table for 10 includes: Tickets for ten including food and drink.
Tickets will be available for purchase early in 2019! Please check back!
Enjoy these photos of Sit Stay Sparkle 2017!
Darin Peets & Service Dog Rex
When Darin was 17 years old, his life changed when he broke his neck in a diving accident.
Puppy raiser Erin Boetzer began volunteering for Canine Companions differently than most.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
Alvenia Dechter | Automatic Door Systems, Inc. | Belvans & Belvans LLP | Empire Too Inc. | Tony & Cheryl Ghisla | Barrie & Julianna Graham
Linda & Allen Jackson | Jill & Ian Leverton | NewGrass | Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Loretta Nussbacher | Outernational Brands, Inc.
Simpson Sheet Metal | Ultragenyx | UpTick Vineyards | VCA Animal Care Center and Petcare Veterinary Hospital
Carol Weldin & Kelda | Wendy Owen Design
It’s your time to shine! Become a sponsor of Sit Stay Sparkle and help Canine Companions for Independence match exceptional dogs with exceptional people.
“Kaz and I represent freedom, independence and teamwork. Together we can overcome anything.” -Stefanie with Service Dog Kaz
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When Darin was 17 years old, his life changed when he broke his neck in a diving accident. Darin recalls his perspective post-injury: “Life’s not over. You’re still here for a purpose.” Darin finished college, married the love of his life, Lorena, and began a family in Sacramento.
Darin was matched with his first Canine Companions service dog, Robis, in 2007. Robis served as Darin’s loving service dog for nearly a decade: at home, in public and at work in Darin’s kindergarten classroom. After Robis retired, Darin came back to Canine Companions to be matched with his new service dog, Rex, in November of 2016.
Rex picked up right where Robis left off - opening and closing doors, picking up dropped items and pulling Darin in his manual wheelchair. Rex is also a big hit with Darin’s students, who enjoy reading to him and interacting with him when he’s not assisting Darin. At home, Rex also provides comfort and companionship to Darin’s son, who has special needs. Darin says, “Now that I see all the things that a dog can do for you, not only physically but also emotionally, I can’t see my life without a dog.”