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


A service dog is more than a vest. Find resources and guidelines that can help educate and prevent service dog fraud in your community.

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 >>