July 2022 eNews

James, who is hard-of-hearing, was scrolling through Instagram to try to meet others who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. After coming across a post about our hearing dogs, he decided to apply—and matched with Hearing Dog Hopper. “He has brought a lot of joy and confidence to my life. It’s especially wonderful knowing I can go out in public and won’t have to worry nearly as much as I used to,” James shares. You can make an impact. Help people with disabilities make their every day Independence Day.

On Friday, June 10, Canine Companions was thrilled to break ground on our new Canine Health & Wellness Center, which will provide additional resources for research, breeding and puppy programs. Thanks to our generous donors who funded this project, we will be able to extend the reach of our mission and continue to lead the service dog industry by providing expertly trained service dogs, free of charge.

Drum roll, please! The cover winner of the 2023 Canine Companions Puppy Calendar is the group of pups from our Duke University Puppy Kindergarten research partnership! Thank you to everyone who voted—we received close to 3,000 votes! These pups will be leading us in the upcoming year to inspire our communities to move our mission forward.

After a two-year hiatus, our volunteers gathered virtually and in-person in sunny San Diego for TEAM 2022 last week. It was a fun-filled and informative conference that inspired us to continue to work together to move our powerful mission forward. The event was also a great celebration of all the significant accomplishments our volunteers have made over the years.

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