As a result of Victor’s service in the U.S. Army, he has a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In February 2020, Victor was matched with Service Dog Violet, who is trained in commands specifically designed to help mitigate the symptoms of PTSD. Victor shares, “She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” Read more about this special partnership.
For 45 years, Canine Companions® has always worked to provide life-changing service dogs to qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or background. This year, we created the inclusion and diversity initiative to ensure we continue to progress these values. Read more here.
Adam is a three-time gold medalist in Paralympic Sled Hockey. Adam is one of Canine Companions newest graduates, and it has taken only a short time to adjust to his new life with Service Dog Laker. Read more about their incredible partnership here.
Ten years ago, Brittney watched as her sister Te’a received Babette, her Canine Companions skilled companion. Brittney wanted to give back to the organization that had provided her sister with an incredible service dog, so she became a volunteer puppy raiser. When it was time for Te’a to be matched with a successor dog, something amazing happened. Find the rest of the story here.