Our mission is made possible thanks to the thousands of volunteers who give so much. There are many opportunities to available across the country.

DogFest Walk 'n Roll

Grab a leash and get ready for a tail waggin' good time! Learn how to get involved with our signature national event, DogFest Walk ‘n Roll held around the country.
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Start a Fundraiser

Do you want to dedicate your wedding, birthday or other event to Canine Companions? Start a DIY fundraiser here.


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Make a Match.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dogs are there for their human partners with disabilities. Expertly trained to perform over 40 commands these dogs help children, veterans and adults with disabilities open doors, pick up dropped items and much more. Thanks to donors like you, each life-changing dog is provided free of charge to recipients. Make a Match. Give Independence — and Give a Dog a Job.


Volunteer Puppy Raiser FAQs

Canine Companions for Independence® has been providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities since 1975. You can help us unite people with trained assistance dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence. Every assistance dog starts as a puppy that needs a loving home. You can raise a dog and change a life. Volunteer puppy raising is an incredible way to help children and adults with disabilities live more independent lives.

Volunteer puppy raisers provide Canine Companions puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.

Check out our Puppy Raiser FAQs >>