Chris Kittredge, National Board Member

A smiling woman sitting next to a yellow lab service dog in a blue canine companions vest

Inspired in 1989 by an article about Canine Companions in Life Magazine, Chris Kittredge immediately applied to be a puppy raiser. Shortly thereafter, her first puppy arrived and the journey to national board membership in 2007 began.

Chris has since been integral to the success of many projects for Canine Companions. She has served on the Northwest board and founded, chaired, or served on committees for multiple fundraising events. Chris currently volunteers as a breeder caretaker and serves as a member of the breeder caretaker council and the advancement and program committees. Of these many roles, Chris calls bringing new puppies/heroes into the world the all time “high.” Chris has shared this excitement with millions of viewers all across the country by hosting live webcams of litters she has raised in partnership with Eukanuba dog foods.

Additionally, Chris has donated countless hours and traveled across the country to offer her talents as a professional photographer for the benefit of Canine Companions acclaimed annual report and various marketing projects. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Chris has been self-employed for thirty years, working in the fields of television, public relations and photography. She resides in Santa Rosa, California with her husband, Bob.