person holding Canine Companions puppy

Puppies for a purpose lend a paw for those in need

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The non-profit Canine Companions for Independence is looking for volunteers to help at events, raise puppies, or simply donate so they can fulfill their mission of giving a dog a job and providing independence for their community members.

Canine Companions puppy in the grass

Why Are These Puppies Doing Time In Prison?

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They arrive from Canine Companions for Independence® at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Tennessee as little yellow and black cute balls of fur full of purpose and potential, but in need of partners to help prepare them to be working assistance dogs.