Andy’s Big Debut

Movie poster for Andy: The Movie featuring a cartoon golden retriever puppy in a yellow puppy vestThe journey of an adorable puppy named Andy is capturing hearts in a new short film, “Andy: A Dog’s Tale.” This animated short, which chronicles Andy’s journey to becoming a service dog, was directed by Jamy Wheless of Ignite Animation. Jamy is just 20 minutes from our Santa Rosa headquarters and has worked on various animation projects for Disney, including “Star Wars Episodes I, II and III,” and the notorious “Pirates of the Caribbean” villain Davy Jones.

“I am thrilled to release ‘Andy,’ a story of a puppy whose journey resonates universally,” Jamy says. “Our furry hero’s bravery exemplifies a deep truth that applies to every human story. Andy faces his biggest fear and ultimately finds his purpose in life —to help others as a Canine Companions service dog!”

This special project was made possible by Executive Producer Jean Schulz, Canine Companions board member and president of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates.

“It’s so exciting to finally introduce Andy to the world,” says Jean. “This short will raise awareness around the wonderful work of Canine Companions and is also a joy to watch.”

Andy will hit the film festival circuit in March and will be screened throughout the year in the U.S. We have plans to provide special viewing opportunities for Canine Companions supporters!

We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of the production team over the past three years to make this short film a reality, and the ongoing support of Jean Schulz in her efforts to showcase Canine Companions as the leader in the industry.

Get your popcorn ready and stay tuned for more updates on “Andy: A Dog’s Tale.”