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A Tale Worth Celebrating

Rodney Sparks served our country in the United States Army for 20 years. He has experienced lasting effects impacting his daily life, including a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While the adjustment to civilian life was tough, Rodney found…

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Yellow lab pup Brisket in a Chargers bandana

Updates on Puppies in the Spotlight

CAPTAIN The Colorado Springs Switchbacks soccer team named and are following their second puppy, Captain VII. The Switchbacks are supporting Captain for 14 months on his journey to become a service dog. Captain, a black Labrador Retriever, attends games and…

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Girl in wheelchair smiling at a golden retriever dog sitting on her lap who is wearing a blue vest with the text Canine Companions

Love at First Sight

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.

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Miller and Bahama

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.

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Chris and Nikko

The New Castle County Police Department welcomed expertly trained Facility Dog Nikko to their team in 2019. Nikko has made a paw-sitive impact in the New Castle community since his arrival.

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