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With Skilled Companion Ruff by Luke’s side the sky’s the limit. Luke has Down Syndrome, creating cognitive and physical delays. Staying on task, speech and socialization are difficult for Luke. After being matched with Skilled Companion Ruff, Luke is making great strides.
“A university is a perfect place to raise a prospective service dog. There are many opportunities for socialization and different noises and environments, so the dogs are prepared as possible when they begin their professional training.”
Tis’ the season to give: Red Roof® Room In Your Heart campaign is giving back to charities that benefit military members, children and pets when guests get a room, Red Roof gives back to their favorite charities.
November 2019 Graduation on WCBS
“As Canine Companions looks to serve our community in better ways and increase its impact, we are proud to announce that the national board of directors has approved the launch of a small therapy dog certification pilot program in 2020,” says Sarah Birman, director of training and client services. “With so many Canine Companions released dogs already performing therapy work, it is a natural progression to provide this program to our volunteer puppy raisers.”