September is National Service Dog Month – a time to celebrate service dogs and the great work they do for people with disabilities. Canine Companions created the concept of service dogs nearly 50 years ago.
This service dog has a nose for healing
Peru, a golden retriever, works with therapists to support patients through recovery.
Canine Companions Facility Dog Joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Motivation and support can come in many forms, including a cold nose and warm heart, as John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital welcomed a Canine Companions for Independence facility dog to their team.
Brea an expertly trained 2-year-old dog provides comfort and support and serves as a friendly distraction for children during procedures and throughout their hospitalization.
New employee at South Bay therapy clinic has four paws and a wagging tail
Canine Companions Facility Dog Rumba joins South Bay children’s therapy clinic.
New Facility Dog Lending a Helping Paw to Young Patients
The latest hire at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has all the skills he needs to help young patients: solid training, a strong work ethic, a good bedside manner, a wagging tail and a wet nose.
Canine Companions Facility Dog Joins the staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
In February 2020, Squid, a Canine Companions for Independence® (Canine Companions) facility dog, joined the Patient- and Family-Centered Care team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He arrived shortly before COVID-19 impacted the local community.
With visitors to the hospital limited due to social distancing health safety measures, Squid arrived on the job just in time to engage with patients and staff through this stressful time of unknowns.
Preston the Canine Companions facility dog warms hearts while helping young adults with disabilities learn life skills
“Preston is a 3-year-old Labrador golden retriever cross, he’s a facility dog here,” explains handler Danielle Drazen, referring to a one-of-a-kind addition to Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. The dog opens doors, prompts a reaction and lends a hand with his…
Children’s Hospital: Paws-itive Experience
Packard Paws Facility Dog Program provides pet assisted therapy at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
A Day With Dexter
How a facility dog is changing lives at Children’s Memorial Hermann hospital.
Canine Companions Facility Dog Raider helps Turpin children face parents in court
Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog Raider helped comfort the Turpin children during their parents’ sentencing.