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

California Assistance Dogs Changing Lives
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
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!
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
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!
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
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.

Find out What Canines Are Wearing on the Red Carpet and Support Haute Dog LA Fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence
Red Carpet Report
September 24, 2014
If you love fashion, canines (dogs) and helping others, you’ll want to come out for the third annual HAUTE DOG | LA fundraiser benefiting Canine Companions for Independence this October 21 at The Peninsula Beverly Hills from 6:30 – 9:30pm.

San Diego DogFest Walk 'n Roll to Benefit Canine Companions for Independence
San Diego County News
September 17, 2014
Get ready for a tail waggin’ good time at the San Diego DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence!

Regis University welcomes canine collegiate
by Nelson Garcia | KUSA
August 29, 2014
In Garrett Olson's physical therapy class, he is not only the student. He is a teacher, helping a fellow classmate with four legs.

Service dogs graduate, are paired with new owners
August 15, 2014
Canine Companions for Independence held a special ceremony in Oceanside Friday...

I spent my day with Canine Companions for Independence!
Karen Sharp | KOST
July 30, 2014
Our thanks to Karen Sharp for helping raise awareness of Canine Companions!

Boy gets help from four-legged friend
by John Wilkens | U-T San Diego
July 27, 2014
The calendar said May. To Ian McFarland, it felt like Christmas morning.

Organization Pairs Up Dogs with People with Disabilities
NBC San Diego
July 27, 2014
Canine Companions representatives talk about the Canine Companions Invitational golf tournament on August 22.

The Kindness Project: Man's Best Buddy
by MB Roberts | American Profile
July 22, 2014
Fifteen years ago, McKinney, Texas-based Jason MOrgan, a former Air Force pilot and meteorologist, was serving with the Army Special Forces...

I Have the Power to do Good: Animals
Disney Junior
July 2014
Be inspired by a family of volunteer puppy raisers in this Disney Junior piece.

His Calm Canine Companion
by Ashley Macken | La Jolla Light
July 10, 2014
Shelley and Claudio Lana of La Jolla have an unpredictable life and they have to be prepared for anything.

Kenny the Caregiver: How One Friendly Dog Changes Lives
By Daniel Conmy |
June 11, 2014
Kenny III has made it a lot easier for residents of the Mount San Antonio Gardens in Claremont to break out of their shell.

Service Dog a Big Help to Man with Dwarfism
June 2, 2014
John was born with dwarfism. His disability has meant a lifetime of mobility-related challenges.

Canine Companions
Colorado & Company
May 20, 2014
Watch Colorado Director Paul O'Brien and a special puppy guest.

Canine Companions for Independence
by Promise Yee |  The Osider
Premiere Issue
Anyone who sees Daniel Guillou and Narha together would say they are a perfect match.

Woman lives with MS, thrives with service dog
May 2, 2014
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease that affects the nervous system, resulting in a wide range of life-altering symptoms over time. Those diagnosed quickly learn the value of a strong support system.

Helper's helping paw calms courthouse visits
by Marlena Hamilton | KETK
April 24, 2014
The courtroom can be a very scary place for kids and victims who need to testify. That's why one East Texas county is turning to some furry and feathery companionship for help

Companion dog new addition to DA's office
By Christine Broussard | Daily Sentinel
April 17, 2014
Victims making their way through the criminal justice system will get some respite from the unpleasant process with the addition of a furry yet friendly member of the district attorney’s team — Helper the dog.

Training Dogs to Help with Autism
Heather Ford | Fox 5 San Diego
April 15. 2014
Heather Ford takes us inside Canine Companions for Independence in Oceanside for a look at how dogs are helping families affected by autism.

Service Dog Changes Life of Man with Paraplegia
April 11, 2014
"Getting a service dog is one of the biggest life-changing events that a person with a disability can have," says Glen. He knows.

Service dog fills emotional void for RB couple
by Elizabeth Marie Himchak | Rancho Bernardo News Journal
March 27, 2014
Rancho Bernardo resident Connie Kennemer says her life has changed in unexpected ways since Nadine, a 2-year-old Labrador/golden retriever service dog, entered her life last fall.

Assistance Dogs and Owners Benefit from Volunteer Puppy Raisers
by JaNae Francis | Standard Examiner
April 1, 2014
Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.

Independence through 4 paws and a wet nose
with Susan Finch and Jack Perry
March 25, 2014
See this interview about Canine Companions with Service Team Lance Weir and Canine Companions supporter and author Jack Perry.

Tucsonian receives a new K9 companion thanks to CA organization
by Elizabeth Walton | Tucson News Now
March 21, 2014
Skylar, a Sahuarita girl, got Hamako, the canine companion she's needed, thanks to Canine Companions for Independence in California. Here is the story of another Southern Arizonana who graduated at the same time as Skylar and his new canine companion.

Canine Companions for Independence
The Sunday Journal | KOST
March 12, 2014
Our guest on this week's Sunday Journal is Glen Gregos. Glen is a client of Canine Companions for Independence...

A special canine companion for an exceptional Sahuarita girl
by Elizabeth Walton | Tucson News Now
March 11, 2014
A Sahuarita girl recently received a special gift - a dog - but Hamako is not an ordinary pet, she is an assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence.

Veteran 'Humiliated' over Service Dog
by Emily Baucum | News 4 San Antonio
February 15, 2014
Turning pain into power, a veteran from San Antonio hopes his problems with some businesses in Houston highlight the struggles all disabled Americans face every day.

Dogs Help Wounded Warriors Adjust to Civilian Life
by Andie Adams | 7 San Diego
February 15, 2014
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s also a day to find a new best friend.

Lending a helping paw: Pairing man's best friend with wounded veterans
Jake Tapper | CNN
February 14, 2014
We've all seen the videos: a loving dog, a proud serviceman, a tear-jerking welcome home from man's best friend.

Service dogs for military veterans graduate from school
by Itica Milanes | 10 News San Diego
February 14, 2014
Friday was graduation day in Oceanside for a class of dogs who will be paired with people with disabilities and military veterans.

Disabled Veteran Harassed by Starbucks Employee Over Service Dog Speaks Out
by Fox News Insider
February 10, 2014
We recently told you about an amputee veteran who was harassed by a Starbucks employee because of his service dog.

Program to pair wounded veterans, assistance dogs
by Linda McIntosh | UT San Diego
February 10, 2014
A program to pair injured veterans with trained assistance dogs is kicking off Friday.

Disabled veteran confronted by Starbucks employee about service dog
by Drew Karedes | KHOU 11 News
February 7, 2014
A disabled U.S. army veteran says he was confronted and embarrassed at a Houston Starbucks because of his service dog.

Best Friends volunteers go extra mile
By Christelle L. Del Prete | Best Friends Animal Society
January 22, 2014
Read about a couple who raises puppies for Canine Companions and volunteers at Best Friends.

New Partnership Between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence Helps Wounded Warriors
San Diego Pets Magazine
January 31, 2014
A new partnership will help place trained assistance dogs with America’s wounded warriors. PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence to provide assistance dogs to military veterans with disabilities.
Read more: San Diego Pets Magazine - New Partnership Between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence Helps Wounded Warriors.

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