Sponsor a Puppy

two puppies in yellow puppy vests on the floor in front of a pile of gifts

Change a life with the sponsorship of a future service dog.

Nella and Norton are waiting for your support! For just $125, a puppy sponsorship makes a unique and special gift for yourself or someone you love! You will receive a one-of-a-kind puppy sponsor kit to celebrate your commitment (details below)!
 
Your sponsorship will help the Canine Companions puppies of today become the service dogs of tomorrow, allowing a child, adult or veteran to lead life with greater independence.
 
This round of sponsorships ends February 28 (while supplies last).

Sponsorship Kit

Just choose your puppy and complete the form (if you’d like to sponsor both puppies, please complete each form separately). You will receive a one-of-a-kind puppy sponsorship kit that includes: 
 
  • Official sponsorship certificate 
  • Plush “Nella” or “Norton” puppy with nametag
  • Highlight card with special information and fun facts on your sponsored puppy 
  • A custom magnet and set of stickers featuring your puppy 
  • A customizable postcard to the gift recipient 
  • A 2023 Canine Companions puppy calendar (while supplies last) 
  • The impact of a lifetime of independence for a child, adult or veteran with a disability!  
image of a plush yellow lab puppy next to a 2023 Canine Companions puppy calendar, a name card for the puppy, and a certificate for the adopt a puppy program
image of a plush black lab puppy next to a 2023 Canine Companions puppy calendar, a name card for the puppy, and a certificate for the adopt a puppy program

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!

Click the “Sponsor Nella” or “Sponsor Norton” button and complete the form. If you would like to sponsor both puppies, please complete the form twice. If your sponsorship is a gift, please indicate a mailing address for the gift recipient and include your custom message.

Your puppy sponsorship or gifted sponsorship includes a one-of-a-kind puppy sponsorship kit with custom materials featuring your selected puppy! Please see above for details.

The cost to sponsor a puppy is $125. 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.

Absolutely. A puppy sponsorship makes a great gift for the holiday season! When you complete the form, be sure to indicate a mailing address for the gift recipient and include your custom message.

We plan to have additional opportunities in the future, so check back for more puppies!

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 marketing department at marketing@canine.org.