Regional News


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.    

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Recent Headlines


Four-Legged Grad Helps Out a Family
Tulane University New Wave
December 9, 2015
Kipper began his education on the Tulane University campus and recently finished graduate school and has his first job Learn how Adam Kline, a Tulane senior, raised Kipper for success.

Life with a service dog: Going from black-and-white to color
Huntsville Times
November 22, 2015
Two year old Patterson is a beauty, a cross between a golden retriever and a Labrador. Learn how Patterson helps Molly with daily tasks.

UCF Welcomes Puppy to Dorm Life
Orlando Sentinel
Wherever University of Central Florida student Morgan Bell goes, a 4-month-old golden retriever Lab cross tags along. Learn how UCF became the first public university in Florida to allow Canine Companions dogs in training to live in dorms.

This Graduation Goes to the Dogs
Orlando Sentinel
May 17, 2015
The graduates who walked across a stage at SeaWorld Orlando had already landed their first jobs. Learn more about how these graduates, who are dogs and people, that have just completed Team Training.

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.


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News Releases

Southeast Region Names New Executive Director

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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