Welcome to John & Kristin Miller’s “Stay at Home” Canine Companions® Gathering
We know you love Canine Companions for Independence, but the health, safety and well-being of our friends is of the utmost importance. That is why we decided to cancel our gathering planned for March 31.
But we still need your help, now more than ever – just not in person. So, stay home, kick back, wear whatever you want and help individuals with disabilities live a life filled with independence. Let’s change lives together!
Thank you for your past support and contributions.
Support a Team
It’s because of your generous donations from previous gatherings that Canine Companions has been able to offer expertly trained assistance dogs and a lifetime of support to people with disabilities, at absolutely no charge. You raised enough funds to fulfill the hopes and dreams of many people who were eagerly awaiting their perfect match.
One perfect team is US Army Colonel David Rozelle and Service Dog Kylynn. David was injured in the line of duty and is an inspirational figure for American service members injured in recent conflicts. Because of you, he was matched with Kylynn in November 2019. Please watch his graduation speech here.
It costs us more than $50,000 to create years of independence for a person with a disability. This includes breeding, training, graduation and follow up services. Your gift to support a team allows our expertly trained dogs to make a powerful change.
Service to Veterans
Since our founding, Canine Companions has placed more than 300 assistance dogs with veterans. We’ve recently expanded our services by offering placement for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These dogs are professionally trained to perform commands that specifically mitigate the symptoms of PTSD.
Your donation will help expand our breeding program so we are prepared to serve a larger number of veterans. It is our goal to breed healthy puppies and provide the highest quality of care so they will become the Canine Companions assistance dogs of tomorrow, working to enhance the lives of wounded veterans.
We need your help, now more than ever. We still have more than 400 people nationwide waiting for that perfect canine match. We hope you will consider continuing to generously support Canine Companions.