Our Values

Canine Companions® Core Values

We’ve articulated our core values for the organization, which are instilled in all we do to serve our mission and community. Scroll down the page to see our values and learn more about Canine Companions.

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We believe in the joyful, transformative power of the human-canine partnership.

Find out how you can join our community of volunteers.

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Compassionate Service

We act with respect, empathy and collaboration in service of our community, our constituents and each other.

Read stories about our assistance dogs and graduates.

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We do what is right guided by honesty, accountability and sincerity.

Learn more about the history of Canine Companions.

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We practice inclusion and acceptance to build impactful relationships within our diverse community.

Find out how you can join our community of staff.

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We conduct ourselves with professionalism in pursuit of the highest standards.

Learn more about the different types of assistance dogs we train.

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We reinvent possibility to unleash our greatest potential.

Check out information about our latest studies.