Canine Companions for Independence national board of directors has chosen veterinarians from each of the organization’s six regions to receive the second annual Health Services Award. The Southwest Region, with a campus located in Oceanside, California, chose Dr. Julie Fischer.
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Canine Companions® supporters and private pilots Martyn Lewis, Josh Hochberg, Jeff Stewart and other volunteer pilots have transported over 100 Canine Companions puppies to their volunteer puppy raisers in our Northwest, Southwest and South Central regions! We are incredibly grateful to have the extra support from the community to keep our mission moving forward.
“I think people are so excited to have a way to celebrate their graduate. Having the photos just kind of makes it real.”
In these times of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, people with disabilities depend on their service dogs more than ever.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many of us are now working from home, and it’s no different for Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs in training. And our expertly trained assistance dogs are still making a difference every day.
Volunteer pilots have made it possible for some adorable Canine Companions puppies to fly more luxuriously than most of us ever will – on private planes.
These are stressful times for the entire country, but our dogs are hard at work continuing to provide support to our graduates. It is important to remember that some of our graduates have compromised immune systems, and during this time of social distancing, they are so grateful to have their expertly trained assistance dogs by their side. When others can’t help, a Canine Companions® dog is there.
Southwest Region volunteer and puppy raiser Melayne Yocum received the prestigious Jack Warnock Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019.
Wynn, a Canine Companions service dog in training, is bringing joy and comfort to the medical staff on the front lines of the coronovirus fight in Denver.