The love between Naomi and Service Dog Inga is irreplaceable. Inga enhances Naomi’s confidence to explore and engage with the world around her. Although there is an abundance of advanced technology that people with disabilities can rely on to further their independence, Service Dog Inga’s deep affection and support can never be replicated.
Sharon Heyer’s journey with Canine Companions started 25 years ago when her mom applied for a service dog on her behalf. Over the years, her service dogs has transformed her life and enriched her independence.
13-year-old Sacramento resident Miller, who has a rare neurodegenerative disease, received Skilled Companion Bahama free of charge last year. Bahama helps Miller be more confident in public, uses her skills to play therapeutic games with him, accompanies him to therapy appointments, hospital stays and more.
Nine years ago, Luke was in a snowboarding accident that left him with a spinal cord injury. Luke was left unable to walk and had to adjust to navigating life in a wheelchair. In 2019, Luke found his perfect match in Service Dog Rummy. Click here to read how Luke is able to maintain his active lifestyle with Rummy at his side.
Luke has Down Syndrome, creating cognitive and physical delays. Staying on task, speech and socialization are difficult for Luke. After being matched with Skilled Companion Ruff, Luke is making great strides. See how Ruff is making a huge impact in Luke’s life.