July 2017 eNewsJuly 12, 2017
Margo found out about Canine Companions in 1988. “I was struggling then. I already couldn’t handle a full nursing schedule anymore,” says Margo. “Having a progressive disability really changes your life, but I knew I wanted to stay as independent as possible.”
Margo was matched with her first service dog, Wallaby the following year. “I used to have to ask my husband or call a neighbor to help me pick up something I’d dropped. It was inconvenient for everyone and a huge drain on my self-esteem,” Margo explains. “But for my service dogs, retrieving items is fun as well as functional!”
Now matched with Service Dog Joss, Margo can’t stress enough how much her four service dogs have helped her be independent. “Thanks to my service dogs, I can have independence plus dignity! I no longer feel as vulnerable or socially isolated. I will never, ever be able to thank supporters like you enough for everything you have given me.”
Canine Companions assistance dogs are provided free of charge thanks to your donations. We only have three days to reach our goal of $75,000. Help us Make Every Day Independence Day - and Give a Dog a Job.
Eukanuba has partnered with Canine Companions to create a video to tell the story of a Canine Companions puppy that grows up to graduate as a service dog. Thank you to Eukanuba for creating this wonderful video. Please visit cci.org/corporatepartners.
Canine Companions dog Kinkeade recently started professional training at the South Central Training Center. He’ll work with a professional trainer to learn over 40 commands. Follow Kinkeade's blog to see if he has what it takes to become an assistance dog!
Jam City and Peanuts Worldwide has launched Snoopy Pop, a bubble shooter game starring characters from the comic by Charles M. Schulz. Jam City will also make a $100,000 contribution to Canine Companions. Click here to learn more and download the game.
2018 graduation dates announced!
Change a life, four paws at a time. Register for DogFest today!
Nominate your assistance dog for AKC's Award of Canine Excellence.
Read more success stories on our website.
Check out a time-lapse video of the new, all-inclusive playground at the Southeast Training Center.
Get a free tote with online gift shop purchase of $45 or more until July 31. Use checkout code 1123 for blue and 1124 for yellow.