July 2013 eNewsletter

July 2013 eNewsletter


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July 17, 2013

A Beautiful Smile

Challenged with a rare condition, Kylie has difficulty walking, speaking, and eating. But, since receiving Canine Companions assistance dog Stasha, one thing Kylie does without any difficulty is smile.

In public, having Stasha around has been very beneficial for Kylie. “Stasha allows Kylie to interact with the public and her peers in a more positive way.” Rather than just being stared at, Kylie is regularly approached by people who want to meet her dog. Stasha also offers opportunities for Kylie to work on fine motor skills while grooming and petting her. Giving Stasha commands, praising her for a job well done or talking about her to peers serves as a form of speech therapy.

Check out the recent news story about Kylie and Stasha!

2013 Volunteer Leadership Conference

TEAM 2013 Volunteer Leadership Conference will take place August 23 and 24 at the Jean & Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, CA. TEAM 2013 convenes to recognize and empower Canine Companions invaluable volunteer leadership. You’re invited to join Canine Companions staff for two action packed days of education, mission, community and fun!

Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot at the conference.

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll

Have you been looking for a fun family and dog friendly way to share your passion for Canine Companions for Independence? It’s finally here! DogFest Walk ‘n Roll.

Fourteen DogFest Walk ‘n Roll events will be taking place across the country. Put together a team, or join an existing team. Or simply come out with your furry four-legged friend for a tail-waggin’ good time! Visit cci.org/DogFest to find an event near you or learn how you can support the event from the comfort of your own home.

Hero Dog Awards

We’re honored that so many 2013 Hero Dog Award nominees chose Canine Companions as their charity of choice.

Currently, AJ and his Canine Companions Service Dog Dre have the most votes of all the Canine Companions service dog nominees. Vote for Dre as the next Hero Dog and help Canine Companions receive a donation of up to $5,000!

You can vote once a day, every day until July 30. Vote now!

Summer School with the E Litter 

For the E Litter, summer school is in session! As Canine Companions puppies, their lessons don't end when the days get longer. The E Litter pups are having a great time learning and growing. Visit our blog to read more and see updated photos.

Traveling is also a big part of summer. Many of the E Litter pups have taken long road trips. Our puppy raisers know it's a great part of their training. Read more...

A Day to Celebrate

On August 5, 56 people will come to one of our training centers across the country to begin Team Training with the hopes of receiving a highly trained assistance dog free of charge

Then, on August 16th we’ll celebrate National Graduation Day as they graduate with their new assistance dogs. National Graduation Day is a celebration of the hard work, dedication and passion of the entire Canine Companions community. Join us at a National Graduation Day Celebration near you

Dog Walking Index Supports Canine Companions

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with swackett, who will use their weather app and dog walking index to raise awareness for Canine Companions.

You can use the new dog walking index to know if your pooch will love or hate the weather conditions on a walk. Additionally you’ll see Canine Companions represented in the featured dog images. Download the app now!

International Assistance Dog Week

August 4 through 10 is International Assistance Dog Week. A week created to honor all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.

Canine Companions will be celebrating and we encourage our volunteers and supporters to get involved.

Check out some ideas and ways you can create awareness and honor assistance dogs. And keep us informed of your activities so we can also share them with the assistance dog community -- contact us at 1-800-572-BARK or info@cci.org

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