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Therapy Dog Visits Kids at Denver Health
by Nancy Melear | CW 2
December 16, 2014
Kim introduces us to Nika, a therapy dog at Denver Health.

Canine Companions' DogFest a Huge Hit
by Linda McIntosh | U-T San Diego
December 19, 2014
Canine Companion’s first Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll in San Diego was a big hit drawing 550 participants, making it the largest DogFest out of 20 across the country this year.

Assistance Dog Brings Man with Disability off of the Sidelines
50PlusPrime
December 15, 2014
Kirk is a 48-year-old man with cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. He is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair. At least, this is what everyone sees at first glance. Kirk is actually so much more!

Canine Companions Comfort Children on Autism Spectrum
Fox 13
December 13, 2014
Children with autism spectrum disorders often struggle to connect with people, but for some reason many of them connect with animals, which is why a group called Canine Companions trains dogs to comfort children with special needs.

Assistance Dog Connects Two Carmel Valley Families
Coast News
December 11, 2014
“What I want to convey to people is, don’t feel sorry for the disabled community. We are just as much human beings as you are. And don’t feel sorry for me because I’m in a wheelchair. Be grateful because I am teaching you a lesson in humanity.”

The Diamond Ball raises $200k in support of the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions
KMPH | OsideNews.com
December 9, 2014
In the second year since its inception, The Diamond Ball, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguels annual gala supporting animal charities that save lives, raised $200,000 for the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Injured Veteran Receives Service Dog, Free of Charge
50PlusPrime
December 8, 2014
“Out of everything I’ve done to try to improve my life, nothing has even come close to getting a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence,” says Jason Morgan, a US Air Force veteran who was injured on a special operations mission.

Cutest Fasion... Haute Dog Runway Show
IT GIRL STYLES
December 8, 2014
This must be the funniest, cutest and most special runway fashion show I have ever been. Not only our models are the most furriest gorgeous, my “model worthy” baby BeBe, an eight year old Papillon debuted his cat walk on the stage as well.

Man with Quadriplegia Gains Joy, Independence with Service Dogs
50PlusPrime
December 1, 2014
Jack broke his neck in a diving accident in 1992. “After 40 years of pre-accident popularity, it was odd that for the first two years after my accident people just ignored me,” Jack recalls.

Event Helps to Train Life Changing Service Dogs
KNSD
November 22, 2014
Canine Companions for Independence helps train assistance dogs for kids, adults and vets with disabilities.

Dog Helps Public See Past Young Man's Disability
Del Mar-Carmel Valley Patch
November 19, 2014
“What I want to convey to people is, don’t feel sorry for the disabled community. We are just as much human beings as you are. And don’t feel sorry for me because I’m in a wheelchair. Be grateful because I am teaching you a lesson in humanity.”

Assistance Dog Brings Man with Disability off of the Sidelines
Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch
November 19, 2014
Kirk, of Lake Elsinore, is a 48-year-old man with cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. He is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair. At least, this is what everyone sees at first glance. Kirk is actually so much more!

California Assistance Dogs Changing Lives
50PlusPrime
November 9, 2014
Canine Companions for Independence was profiled on this program for the baby boomer generation.

Canine Companions Give Owners Independence
NBC San Diego
November 9, 2014
The group Canine Companions for Independence trains assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.

Easy Turf Joins Local Charity Efforts
PRWEB
October 30, 2014
EasyTurf is scheduled to join the DogFest Walk and Roll November 22 at Liberty Station in San Diego, Calif.

Canine Companions Present Yappy Howl-O-Ween!
KOST
October 29, 2014
Tomorrow evening, Canine Companions will be hosting their monthly Yappy Hour celebration, Halloween style!

Good Deed Dogs
by Kourtney Williams | CSUN Journalism
Canine Companions' Third Annual Haute Dog in Los Angeles Fashion Show.

Here are some adorable companion dogs dressed like sushi and peacocks
laist
October 22, 2014
Last night, Canine Companions held their fashion fundraiser Haute Dog at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills.

It's time for Haute Dog LA!
KOST
October 16, 2014
Join Kari Steele for a conversation with Canine Companions for Independence Development Director Margaret Sluyk and Graduate Ron Young.

Canine Companions for Independence, Diamond Ball
Osidenews.com
October 15, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host the Second Annual Diamond Ball, a gala evening of inspiration committed to saving lives.

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