As chants of “Duuuval” reverberated around TIAA field, Canine Companions future service dog in training Duval, was suited up and cheering on the team.
In 2022, News 6 was at the Southeast Region capturing the bittersweet moment for Haley Coomes and her husband, Jamie, as they turned over Floranne’s leash to Canine Companions for professional training.
Meet the service dogs who can switch on lights and open doors in this video story from CNN.
Proceeds from The Tales & Tails Gala allow us to empower more people with disabilities by partnering them with an expertly trained service dog – free of charge. From puppy to hero, Canine Companions leads with independence. And, you can give a helping paw to those who need it.
Fetch Me a Cocktail!
If you’re someone who enjoys a cocktail and a wagging tail at the same time, you might want to make a Tito’s Handmade Vodka purchase at an ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in October. Maybe make yourself a Greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice)!
Behind the scenes, Haley Coomes produces newscasts you see on News 6 every day. But she plays another role behind the scenes as a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions.
Residents in Naples, Florida are generous donors and not just during certain times of the year – but year-round. According to studies, people who live in Naples give back the most of any county in Florida.