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Raising special dogs, only to give them up
By Jeff Zevely | CBS 8
A Talmadge couple has spent the last 16-years raising puppies, only to give them away.

La Quinta Volunteer Raising Future Assistance Dog
January 21, 2016
La Quinta resident Kayla Branscum recently brought home an adorable black Labrador Retriever puppy named Waldi. 

Ahwatukee man gets service dog from national non-profit
by James Gingerich | Ahwatukee Foothills News
January 18, 2016
Since the founding of their organization, the California-based non-profit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) has teamed up almost 5,000 disabled individuals with highly trained assistance dogs, and Eric Cook of Ahwatukee is among the most recent.

Author Dean Koontz discusses career at Register Book Club Q&A
by Eric Morgan | The Orange County Register
January 15, 2016
Read about the author appearance that featured Canine Companions.

Prolific author Dean Koontz getting renewed love from Hollywood
by Keith Sharon | The Orange County Register
January 14, 2016
Read about the author appearance that featured Canine Companions.

Wine Pub Kicks off Woofer Wednesday this Month
by Hoa Quach | January 8, 2016
Wine and puppies — now, that sounds like a great Wednesday.

Dean Koontz's life was transformed by a dog, and he's helping others feel the same joy
by Tom Berg | The Orange County Register
January 7, 2016
He needed a small favor. Who knew it would change his life? Best-selling author Dean Koontz is describing how he and his wife came to donate more than $10 million to a worthy cause.

Shawnee veterinarian, organizations partner to train assistance dog
December 30, 2015
Henry Schein Animal Health and Canine Companions for Independence have partnered with Dr. Trent Marr of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital to provide care for Kaiser IV, a puppy being raised by a volunteer to serve as an assistance dog for a child or adult with disabilities.

After toddler's death in Denver crosswalk, his family leans on dog
By Jesse Paul | The Denver Post
December 23, 2015
Austin Strasser's playful shrieks no longer echo over the hardwood floors in his family's Denver home.

Irvine man receives free service dog from Canine Companions for Independence
Orange County Breeze
December 1, 2015
Mike, of Irvine, recently received a successor service dog, provided free of charge, from Canine Companions for Independence. 

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