Veterans

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Wounded Veterans Initiative
"Once you get a good strong bonded relationship with a dog like wonka, a lot will change." —Gabe Martinez
US Marine Corp



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Canine Companions for Independence has provided many assistance dogs to US war veterans across the country.

With the increase in wounded veterans who could benefit from an assistance dog, we want to do more. For a veteran making a new start putting their life back together from an injury, an assistance dog can provide the help they need to regain independence.

Canine Companions was the first assistance dog organization to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International, and has provided assistance dogs to over 4500 people with disabilities.

Canine Companions Assistance Dogs

Are you ready for an assistance dog?

Stable home life To Provide For A Dog’s Basic Needs / One year post-rehab, if disabled due to an injury / Physical disability / Be able to attend a two-week Team Training / Be willing to participate in graduate follow-up / Ready For The Benefits Of An Assistance Dog

VA Partners for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is recognized by the VA as an accredited assistance dog provider. Canine Companions and the VA want to help injured veterans understand the benefits an assistance dog might be able to provide them. Below are informational videos from the VA department in English and Spanish.

Questions? Please email us, or call:

800.572.BARK (2275)

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