Amazing Erin!

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Long-time puppy raiser and former Capital Chapter president, Erin Scranton, co-chaired another successful DogFest Washington DC last year. Erin has worked tirelessly for the past five years on this event.

A unique fundraiser

Each year she makes an heirloom-quality, full-size quilt, using a Canine Companions theme, and raffles it to raise money for the mission. Since DogFest came to DC in 2014, Erin has also been one of the top individual fundraisers. This year, she outdid herself by engaging her mother to make two special quilts, including one for the guest speaker Army Major Vincent Cerchione and his service dog Taco.

Raising puppies was just the beginning

Erin started raising puppies in the Northwest Region in 2012, raising Luna, now a hearing dog living in New Jersey. While Luna was still a puppy, Erin moved to the Washington DC area and joined the Capital Chapter. It wasn’t long before Erin was raising more puppies and taking leadership roles with the Northeast Region’s largest chapter. In addition to organizing fundraising events, Erin recruits and mentors new puppy raisers, routinely attends outreach and educational events, and has helped the chapter grow exponentially. Erin is truly a creative force behind the Capital Chapter. Thank you Erin for your dedication and commitment to Canine Companions. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit