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Pup and Circumstance: Service Dog Graduation Day
by Jeff Zevely | KFMB-TV
May 15, 2015
Graduation season is in full swing, and on Friday, it was graduation day for 14 special service dogs.

Don't Let the Slobber Fool You, Your Dog Could Be a Brainiac
by Sue Manning | UT San Diego
May 13, 2015
When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.

Four-Legged Assistance
by Bobby Reyes | Gunnison Country Times Magazine
2015
Her tongue is hanging out the side of her mouth and her eyes are darting around the open green field of Meadows Park...

Come to DogFest Walk 'n Roll
Vail Daily
May 7, 2015
The first Junior Chapter in the nation of Canine Companions for Independence has been inaugurated here in the Vail Valley and represents four valley schools.

11 Call for Action Investigates: No Service for Service Animals
by Danielle Kreutter | KKTV
May 5, 2015
Disabled individuals with service animals have the right to bring those animals anywhere they go.

Paralympic Athletes Celebrate their Best Friends on International Guide Dog Day
by Sarah Higgins | US Olympic News
April 29, 2015
For 2012 Paralympic swimmer Letticia Martinez and 2016 Paralympic cycling hopeful Billy Lister, International Guide Dog Day (April 29, 2015) is more than just a holiday that comes around once a year.

Assistance Dog Organization Seeks Military Veteran Applicants
Homeland Magazine
May 2015
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs, completely free of charge, to people with a wide variety of disabilities...

Man's best friend can be a life saver for some
by Becky Ginos | The Davis Clipper
April 26, 2015
Sometimes a four-legged companion can be a better friend than a two-legged one...

Autistic boy's best friend is special dog
by Laura Rathbun | Valley News
April 24, 2015
Temecula residents Kris and Ashley Moorehead knew that their 7-year-old severely autistic son, Blaze, needed an assistance dog...

My Turn: Canine companions are true angels for those with physical and emotional needs
by Linda Zelick |  Daily Breeze
April 19, 2015
I recently raised a yellow Labrador retriever puppy for Canine Companions for Independence.

Brianna and Emily: Teaming up to take on Life
by Becky Cairns | Standard-Examiner
April 14, 2015
Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that provides trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities...
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Fundraiser Helps Provide Assistance Dogs
By Becky Cairns | Standard-Examiner
April 14, 2015
Imagine Independence, a fundraising event for Canine Companions for Independence, is sold out but interested attendees may still put their names on a wait list.

US Marine Loses Two Legs in Afghanistan but Comes Back Strong with Six New Ones
by Stephen Wallace, MD, JD | Huffington Post
The day was August 26, 2011. Marine Justin Crabbe was patrolling near a dam in Afghanistan after a bomb-sniffing dog had gone through.

Disabling cheer accident doesn't keep Jennifer McCallson on the sidelines
by Daniel Druhora | USC News
April 8, 2015
The day Jennifer McCallson's world turned upside down plays in her mind like a silent film.

Dog Helps Kids Learn Life Skills
Presidio Sentinel
April 6, 2015
Bobbi Hanna is a certified occupational therapy assistant in Point Loma.

Second Canine Companion 'Enrolls' in Del Mar District to Help Students
by Kristina Houck | Del Mar Times
April 3, 2015
Del Mar Union School District now has two furry friends helping special-needs students.

Four Questions for Dean Koontz
San Diego Pets Magazine
Spring 2015
One meeting with Anna, the Golden Retriever and "author" of Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn....

One meeting with Anna, the Golden Retriever and “author” of Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn, and it’s easy to see she inherited her writing talent from her famous dad, bestselling author Dean Koontz. - See more at: http://www.sandiegopetsmagazine.com/spring-2015/four-questions-dean-koontz/#sthash.0aIZ2dy5.dpuf
One meeting with Anna, the Golden Retriever and “author” of Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn, and it’s easy to see she inherited her writing talent from her famous dad, bestselling author Dean Koontz. - See more at: http://www.sandiegopetsmagazine.com/spring-2015/four-questions-dean-koontz/#sthash.0aIZ2dy5.dpuf

Service Animals Allow Those with Disabilities to Live Life More Fully
by Erinn Hutkin | U-T San Diego
March 31, 2015
One client went from being a hermit to feeling like the sky’s the limit. Another was able to stop taking medication because his helper could do movements that had caused him pain.

Canine Companions Gives Trained Dogs to People with Disabilities
KUSI
March 28, 2015
Canine Companions has been around since 1975 and serves individuals with physical disabilities other than blindness.

Service Dog an Amazing Gift for Retiree with Disability
50PlusPrime
March 19, 2015
“The first time my service dog retrieved an item off of the floor and handed it to me, it was like a breakthrough,” explains Eric, of Phoenix. “He was happy to do it. It was very exciting for me!”

Boy's best friend: For 12-year-old with muscular dystrophy, trained dog is a helper and companion
by Deepa Bharath | Orange County Register
March 11, 2015
“Hey, Eclair.” Twelve-year old Curren Salvati calls out to his blue-vested dog. She picks up a red remote and hands it to him.

Dog helps local girl with disability beat the odds
by Heather Simonsen | KSL TV
March 10, 2015
When Brianna Heim needs an extra hand, an extra paw is even better.

Dave Pratt Live features Canine Companions
Doublewidenetwork.com
March 6, 2015
Listen to Canine Companions volunteers talk about Phoenix DogFest Walk 'n Roll at 31:30.

Family Health Talk features Canine Companions
KXXT 1010 AM Radio
March 5, 2015
Listen to an interview featuring Canine Companions volunteers on Phoenix DogFest Walk 'n Roll.

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