two yellow labs, one in a puppy vest and the other in a service dog vest

Sierra Foothills Chapter


The Sierra Foothills Volunteer Chapter of Canine Companions consists of volunteers, puppy raisers and graduate teams from Yuba County, California.

A smiling woman holds a black lab puppy in a yellow puppy cape

Puppy Raising Spotlight: Erin Boetzer


A series of unfortunate events, poor decisions and addiction landed Erin Boetzer in prison for nine years. Prison had a way of making Erin feel like just a statistic, thinking she would “never amount to more than an addict.” That…

African american man in a sweatshirt with US Army logos with a yellow lab service dog in blue vest laying in his lap

Violet’s Turn to Serve


The story of Victor and Service Dog Violet, who is trained in commands specifically designed to help mitigate the symptoms of PTSD.

Sit Stay Sparkle logo and Canine Companions puppy

Sit Stay Sparkle


Join us for Canine Companions annual Sit Stay Sparkle event in-person or virtually from the comfort of your home. Hear from our clients and meet their life-changing service dogs, see our adorable puppies, bid on exciting items in our live and silent auctions, and watch the premiere of the newest Canine Companions short film.