Regional News

Canine Companions for Independence is excited to share its mission with as many people as possible. In the Regional News section you can learn more about our organization, see our latest stories in the media and read our recent newsletters.

Community News:

  • June 2015: Melanie Hart and Facility Dog Avery II are registered for DogFest Cleveland! Find a DogFest near you and join the fun. 

  • May 2015: If you know anyone attending the Indianapolis 500 this year, tell them to keep an eye out for Canine Companions on the Jumbo-tron!

  • March 2015: The North Central Region is proud to announce that Joe Parrish has won the 2015 Jack Warnock Volunteer Service Award, a national award which honors a volunteer who has exhibited significant dedication to Canine Companions for Independence and its mission. Read more about Joe and his work with Canine Companions.
  • February 2015: The Indianapolis Chapter held Miracles at the Scottish Rite to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. Click here to read about the event and see some great photos!
  • January 2015: We are excited to start off the new year by introducing the North Central Region's new executive director, Megan Koester! Welcome to Canine Companions.

  • December 2014: Mission Accomplished!
    Check out this video from our most recent Team Training to get a glimpse of how assistance dogs change lives:


Current Issue of
The Companion:

Spring 2015

Prior Issues:

Holiday 2014
Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Holiday 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011 (MB)
Fall 2010 (4.4 MB)
Spring 2010 (1.8 MB)
Summer-Fall 2009 (2.2 MB)
Winter-Spring 2009 (2 MB)
Summer-Fall 2008 (6.6 MB)
Winter-Spring 2008 (4.8 MB)
Fall 2007 (2 MB)

If you have questions about Canine Companions regional news or are interested in writing a story about Canine Companions, please contact Ashley Koehler, North Central development associate at (740) 833-3704 or

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