• Andy's Big Debut By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    ANDY'S BIG DEBUT

    The journey of an adorable puppy named Andy is capturing hearts in a new short film, “Andy: A Dog's Tale.” This animated short, which...

    Puppy, Puppies, Dogs, Dog
  • 2021 Jack Warnock Award Honoring Outstanding Volunteerism By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    2021 JACK WARNOCK AWARD HONORING OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERISM

    In 2000, our national board of directors established a national volunteer award given yearly to one volunteer from each of our six...

    Puppy, Puppies, Dogs, Dog
  • Working Dogs Provide Support for Uvalde Community By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    WORKING DOGS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR UVALDE COMMUNITY

    Following the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a temporary family resource center was set up to offer support...

    Dogs, Dog
  • Sarpy County, Iowa, Mourns Loss of Facility Dog Manny By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    SARPY COUNTY, IOWA, MOURNS LOSS OF FACILITY DOG MANNY

    After seven-and-a-half years with Sarpy County, Manny the facility dog died on January 3, 2022, following some health-related issues....

    Dogs, Dog, Health, Facility Dogs
  • The Instagram Scroll That Changed His Life By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    THE INSTAGRAM SCROLL THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

    From viral dance videos to how-to tutorials, social media has a plethora of entertaining content. James, who is hard-of-hearing, was...

    Dog, Dogs
  • Puppies, Planes & Pilots By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    PUPPIES, PLANES & PILOTS

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Canine Companions has relied heavily on volunteer pilots to transport our puppies to their volunteer...

    Puppy, Puppies
  • Do You Speak Dog? By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    DO YOU SPEAK DOG?

    In a groundbreaking study in canine cognition, our partners at the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona have...

    Dog, Dogs, Puppies, Puppy
  • A Heroic Team: Tom and Halona By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    A HEROIC TEAM: TOM AND HALONA

    When Tom Prin followed in his father's footsteps and chose a career as a New York City firefighter, he pledged a life of service to...

    Puppy, Dogs, Dog, Puppies
  • Violet's Turn to Serve By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    VIOLET'S TURN TO SERVE

    Army veteran Victor Greene loves spending time with his family, playing the drums and piano, and singing in his local church choir....

    Dogs, Dog, PTSD, Veterans
  • Tortilla Is My Perfect Match By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    TORTILLA IS MY PERFECT MATCH

    San Francisco Bay Area resident Arash Bayatmakou was always extremely active - constantly riding his bike around town, hiking and backpacking...

    Dogs, Dog, Health
  • Growing Up With Canine Companions By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    GROWING UP WITH CANINE COMPANIONS

    Hilary Pircher has had three Canine Companions service dogs by her side over the years and credits each of them with a unique purpose...

    Dogs, Dog, Skilled Companion dog
  • A Tale Worth Celebrating By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    A TALE WORTH CELEBRATING

    Rodney Sparks served our country in the United States Army for 20 years. He has experienced lasting effects impacting his daily life,...

    Dog, Dogs, Puppies, Puppy, PTSD, Veterans
  • 35 Years of Enhanced Independence By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    35 YEARS OF ENHANCED INDEPENDENCE

    Jeanette was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition that causes her to lose muscle strength over time, constantly altering...

    Dog, Retriever, Dogs, Facility Dogs
  • Facility Dogs Making a Difference in Criminal Justice By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    FACILITY DOGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    On October 12, 2011, a gunman entered a hair salon in Seal Beach, California and shot nine people, killing all but one of the victims....

    Dogs, Dog, Facility Dogs
  • Updates on Puppies in the Spotlight By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    UPDATES ON PUPPIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Audio Meet the newest, and undoubtably most popular staff member at 106.9 BLI Long Island! Future service dog Audio is being raised...

    Dog, Puppies, Puppy, Dogs
  • Love at First Sight By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    Naomi and her parents live in Colorado. Adopted from Niger at age 5 and born with schizencephaly, a congenital brain malformation,...

    Dog, Games, Golden Retriever, Retriever, Game, Dogs
  • A Canine Companions Journey: 25 Years and Counting By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    A CANINE COMPANIONS JOURNEY: 25 YEARS AND COUNTING

    In the mid-1990s, Sharon Heyer, from Minnesota, met a Canine Companions puppy being raised by her middle school's assistant principal....

    Dog, Puppy, Puppies, Dogs
  • Hooray LuLu and Zuke! By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    HOORAY LULU AND ZUKE!

    LuLu and her assistance dog Zuke are an amazing team! LuLu is a smart, vivacious 7-year-old who needs to stay active and exercise to...

    Dog, Dogs
  • Shakti and Service Dog Ember By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    SHAKTI AND SERVICE DOG EMBER

    Yoga is well known for its benefits to the mind, body and spirit. But for Canine Companions ® graduate Shakti, it also led to service...

    Dog, Dogs
  • Eight-year-old girl finds her perfect companion By CCI   -   Aug 16, 2022

    EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL FINDS HER PERFECT COMPANION

    GLENDALE, Ariz. Nicole Guysi asked her daughter, Brooke, how old she is. Brooke picked up her iPad and tapped it a few times before...

    Dogs, Breeding, Retriever, Golden Retriever, Dog