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

For media inquires or for more information please contact Martha Johnson, Public Relations Coordinator at 407 522-3305 or by e-mail at


Recent Headlines                

McWalters job includes a "gentle giant"
Atlanta Business Chronicle
November 27, 2014
Rebecca McWalters works with Frosty, a Canine Companions facility dog, to help patients recover at the Shepherd's Center in Atlanta. Learn how Frosty helps patients and makes them happy.

A Helping Hound - Tulane students train puppies to become service dogs
The Times Picayune
April 20, 2014
Students at Tulane University are volunteer puppy raisers. Learn how college students are some of the best people to train puppies.

Tinder's Loving Care
Florida Today
April 6, 2014
Tinder, a highly trained facility dog from Canine Companions, helps kids gain confidence. Learn how Tinder is beneficial for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Scientists Delve Into Canine Minds - Which Dogs are Best for Disabled?
The Orlando Sentinel
March 20, 2014
Researches from Duke University's Canine Cognition Center are seeking answers to what goes on in our furry friend's heads. Learn how their research will help determine traits that make animals best suited for helping people with disabilities.






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Summer 2014

News Releases

Southeast Region Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Tales & Tails Gala Raises $385,000 for Canine Companions for Independence

University of Central Florida Student Turns Promising Puppy into Potential Service Dog

Gadsden Correctional Facility Turns Promising Puppies into Potential Assistance Dogs

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