person with a litter of puppies

Loyal Support


Veterinarian Russ Gurevitch, DVM is considered by many to be as loyal and committed as the dogs he treats. “Russ is willing to do anything for Canine Companions®. He does great work and sometimes sings opera during surgery,” laughs Canine Companions Breeding Program Veterinarian Ruth Daniels, DVM. “His skills and knowledge have been invaluable. He is always there to offer his professional advice or a second opinion.” Click here to read the full story.

Canine Companions puppy in the grass

Why Are These Puppies Doing Time In Prison?


They arrive from Canine Companions for Independence® at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Tennessee as little yellow and black cute balls of fur full of purpose and potential, but in need of partners to help prepare them to be working assistance dogs.

person in wheelchair with Canine Companions service dog

Assistance Dog Changes Life of Quadruple Amputee


Imagine going in for a routine surgery and waking up as a quadruple amputee, fighting for your life. This nightmare was a reality for Annette Ramirez. Instantly, the dedicated wife, employee and mother was completely dependent on others for daily living. That is, until Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dog Patch entered the picture.

Person with Canine Companions service dog

Make Every Day Independence Day — Give a Dog a Job


For people with disabilities, independence means more than just a celebration of the founding of the nation. It is a door being opened, a dropped house key being retrieved, a prosthesis brought to a veteran. These jobs and the independence they provide, is possible thanks to expertly trained Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dogs.

Man wearing a veterans hat and jacket hugging a white Labrador

Canine Companions Graduations – OLD Training Center


Canine Companions graduation ceremonies honor people with disabilities placed with expertly trained service dogs nationwide. This celebration marks the end of a service dog’s professional training and the beginning of a partnership between a human and a canine that will…

Paw Patrol characters and child and Canine Companions service dog

Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Pups Team Up With Canine Companions for Independence


Nickelodeon today announced the kick off of a multi-platform cause marketing partnership with Canine Companions for Independence®, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities with highly trained assistance dogs. The initiative features a Public Service Announcement (PSA) starring the dogs of Canine Companions and heroic pups from Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment’s hit animated preschool series PAW Patrol.