May 2014 eNewsletter

May 2014 eNewsletter

"Dash has exceeded my expectations in furthering my independence"

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May 27, 2014

Not Just Another Accessory

When Emily Cikra got the call inviting her to Canine Companions to receive her new assistance dog, her initial reaction wasn’t one of joy. “I worried that having a service dog would be another ‘accessory’ to add to my arsenal of things that make me stand out,” she explains. “I already have a wheelchair, trach with occasional ventilator and sometimes a brace on my hand."

But Emily’s service dog, Dash II, has done the exact opposite of what she feared. “He has not added to my ‘disability accessories,’ he has actually detracted from them!” states Emily. “Canine Companions has given me the best gift I have ever received. Dash has exceeded my expectations in furthering my independence.”

Read more about Emily Cikra and other Canine Companions graduates.

TEAM 2014 Enrollment Open

The Third Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference will bring together volunteer leaders from across the country for exciting opportunities for education and idea creation! July 17 to July 19 at Sonoma State University. Register now.

E Litter Returns for Professional Training

Last week during National Graduation Day, the E Litter pups returned to Canine Companions to begin their professional training. The day was emotional and wonderful! The journey to extraordinary continues. Visit our blog to watch the slideshow featuring the E Litter and welcoming the Hero Litter.

PetSmart Launches Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

PetSmart launched a new line of services aimed at honoring those serving our country. One dollar from each patriotic service sale will benefit Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative. Grooming, training and PetsHotel® packages available.

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Date: 5/28/2014

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