Sponsor a Puppy

Header image with yellow puppy Scarlett and black puppy Tripp wearing vests.
Image with one yellow an one black puppy wearing vests. Names: Scarlett and Tripp.

Sponsor Future Heroes!

Canine Companions puppies are on a journey to become service dogs that will profoundly impact the lives of people with disabilities. Sponsor a future service dog and directly contribute to the creation of lasting partnerships and greater independence. For a $240 donation or $10 a month for two years, you will support the transformation of a puppy into a service dog. Make a life-changing impact today! 

Meet Scarlett and Tripp

Click the buttons below to start your sponsorship.

a small golden retriever puppy against a blue circle background

About Scarlett

About Tripp

A sponsorship of a future service dog makes a pawsitively perfect gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. In order to receive your sponsorship kit by December 25, please order by December 10.*  Don’t wait – in order to receive your puppy sponsorship kit by December 25, orders must be placed by December 10.*   

*This date is based on recommendations by USPS due to potential holiday shipping delays. 

Your Sponsorship

Step 1. Choose your puppy from above and complete the form (if you’d like to sponsor both puppies, please complete each form separately).  

Step 2. Receive your personalized Sponsorship Kit in the mail within the first month.

Your Kit includes:   

  • Official sponsorship certificate 
  • A custom magnet and set of stickers featuring your puppy  
  • Plush “Scarlett” or “Tripp” puppy with custom nametag
  • Highlight card featuring fun facts and information on your sponsored puppy
  • An additional puppy surprise!

Step 3. Receive regular email updates on what the puppy is learning, how they have grown and what’s coming next in their journey.  

  • Additional mailed pieces, including a birthday card and an announcement when the puppy enters the final phase of the journey to become a service dog.   

EmBARK on your puppy’s journey and know you’re supporting more children, adults and veterans with disabilities to lead lives with greater independence.

Click on the button next to the puppy you would like to sponsor and complete the form. If you are sponsoring both, please complete a form for each. If you are sponsoring a puppy as a gift for someone else, please be sure to select that specific form.  

Within the first month of sponsoring your puppy, you will receive a welcome kit in the mail. You will then receive regular updates via email that include updated photos or videos, information on what the puppy has been learning and where they are headed next in their journey to become a service dog. You will also receive a mailed birthday card on your puppy’s first birthday and a final mailed announcement when they enter professional training to become a service dog for someone with a disability.

The cost to sponsor a puppy is $375, or approximately $1 per day. This donation directly supports our mission of providing expertly trained service dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities at no cost to clients, allowing them to lead lives with greater independence. Plus, you’re guaranteed to get lots of puppy cuteness along the way!

Contact Us

Your Sponsor a Puppy Support Team is here to help! Contact us at (707) 577-1700 or by clicking here.

Click on the “Sponsor” button of the puppy you would like to sponsor and complete the form. Be sure to include the contact information of the person you would like to receive the updates. If you would like to sponsor both puppies, please complete each form separately.

Your support helps Canine Companions provide expertly trained service dogs to people with disabilities FREE of charge, creating lasting partnerships and helping children, adults and veterans to live with greater independence.

Within the first month of sponsoring your puppy, you will receive a Sponsorship Kit in the mail. You will then receive regular updates via email that include updated photos, information on what the puppy has been learning and where they are headed next in their journey to become a service dog. You will also receive a mailed birthday card on your puppy’s first birthday and a mailed announcement when they enter professional training to become a service dog for someone with a disability.

Canine Companions service dogs spend approximately two years being raised and trained for this important work. Your sponsorship makes this journey possible.

 

It takes an exceptional dog to graduate as a service dog, and not every dog is suitable. All dogs must meet our standards of trained skills, health and temperament to ensure quality placements and happy working dogs. Because of this, it is important to note that a Canine Companions puppy can be released from the program at any time. Ongoing updates will be provided through professional training until graduation or release. If your sponsored puppy is released exceptionally early, accommodation will be made.

The cost to sponsor a puppy is $240, or $10 per month. This donation will contribute to our mission of providing these expertly trained service dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities at no cost, allowing them to lead a life of greater independence. Plus, you’ll get a lot of puppy cuteness along the way!

Yes! Sponsorship of a puppy makes a great gift. When you complete the Sponsor as a Gift form, be sure to indicate a mailing address for the gift recipient.

Yes! Check back for our next puppies available for sponsorship, coming March 1.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer opportunities to meet sponsored puppies in person due to location limitations and privacy of our volunteer puppy raisers.

If you sponsored a puppy but did not receive your sponsorship kit, please contact the Canine Companions Sponsor a Puppy Support Team at (707) 577-1700 or by clicking here.