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:

  • October 2014: North Central DogFest events are now complete and raised over $148,000! Over 155 volunteers across our region worked together to make this possible, thank you!

    You can still support our virtual event through the end of the year. Click here to help us break $150,000 as a region!

  • September 2014: DogFest season is underway! Columbus and Cleveland raised over $85,000 and North Central still has three more events to go! Visit to learn more.

  • July 2014: Thank you to North Central board members Todd Reigle and Angela An for hosting 'Independence for Independence' to promote Canine Companions' Wounded Veterans Initiative! 
  • May 2014: Three local news stations promoted the North Central Region's May Team Training graduation ceremony! Click here to check out some of the coverage.

  • April 2014:  The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity of Grand Valley in Michigan has raised over $28,000 for Canine Companions through their annual bike-a-thon. The brothers will bike around Lake Michigan at the end of this month.


Current Issue of
The Companion:

Summer 2014

Prior Issues:

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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