August 2021 eNews

Man traveling in wheelchair with white labrador besides himTortilla Is My Perfect Match

With an adorable name like Tortilla, it’s easy to underestimate what this service dog means to Arash Bayatmakou. After injuring his spine from a fall in 2012, Arash’s life changed dramatically, but he never wavered from his passion for the outdoors. With Tortilla expertly trained in 45 commands, he enhances Arash’s independence and confidence. Click here to read more.


cover of Canine Companions 2020 annual reportPuppies, Planes & Pilots

We’re fortunate to have a network of volunteer pilots that transport and provide these puppies with their first journey above the clouds. Some are also volunteer breeder caretakers and puppy raisers. Click here to learn more.




Tote bag with handles bent forward, black t-shirt with white print “lead with independence,” blue shirt with a logo of person and a dog, collapsible water bowl with logo of person and dogFacility Dogs Making A Difference

Canine Companions has nearly 500 facility dogs currently working across the country in a variety of settings. Yosa and her fellow facility dogs help police departments by comforting crime victims and witnesses during trials and other stressful situations. Click here to read more.




A young puppy in a service dog cape looks up to an adult labrador in a service dog vestA Tale Worth Celebrating

Our Veterans Initiative™ has matched over 385 veterans with service dogs to help regain and increase independence. Rodney experiences post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but with Service Dog Novella by his side, his confidence has been renewed. Click here to read his story.


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