Corporate Partners

Boost Your Brand and Support People with Disabilities

We are grateful to the corporations and businesses that support Canine Companions® through cause marketing, sponsorships and in-kind donations. We have a reputation for making great matches and that carries over to our team of corporate partners as well. These partners champion our mission, provide national exposure and amplify our message in an effort to help more people gain greater independence.

Organizations interested in supporting Canine Companions can contact us at 1-800-572-BARK (2275) or click here to contact us.

Eukanuba Advances Canine Nutritional Science

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsor Eukanuba

For nearly twenty years, Canine Companions and Eukanuba have been dedicated to our mutual commitment to provide the very best nutrition to our dogs through all stages of life. Together we’ve developed an understanding of the relationship between nutrition, cognition and longevity in Canine Companions puppies and assistance dogs. We’ve partnered to increase awareness of volunteer puppy raising and our mission to provide assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

As the national strategic partner of Canine Companions, Eukanuba has sponsored several puppies over the years, including Ember from the Extraordinary E Litter. Eukanuba followed Ember’s journey to become an assistance dog and were delighted to hear that this gentle giant found his calling as a service dog for Shakti, who has multiple sclerosis. “I can count on Ember to help me and be by my side wherever I go,” Shakti says. “This is such an amazing thing to happen for me.”

Build-A-Bear Adds a Little More Heart to Life

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Build a Bear

Building on an initial $300,000 donation to Canine Companions for Independence in honor of the retailer’s 20th Birthday in 2017, Build-A-Bear® Workshop and Build-A-Bear Foundation™ continue to increase their commitment to Canine Companions by leading national fundraising campaigns to help provide even more service dogs to children and adults with disabilities.

Build-A-Bear’s love for furry friends is central to their mission of adding a little more heart to life – which is why we are thrilled to partner with Build-A-Bear to help raise an assistance dog! Assistance dogs often become best friends to their human partners, and Build-A-Bear Foundation is joining our ongoing mission of providing quality partnerships and forever friendships. Follow puppy Heartley’s journey at

Listen to this great radio clip on Build-A-Bear radio with our national puppy program manager, James Dern.

Nickelodeon Helps Kids Make a Real Impact

Canine Companions has partnered with Nickelodeon and the PAW Patrol pups from Adventure Bay and Dino Rescue to raise awareness for the mission of Canine Companions. Learn more about disabilities and assistance dogs from Dino Rescue’s Rex and Indy from Canine Companions by visiting our PAW Patrol page. For a limited time, when you make a donation of $25 or more to order a Plush Puppy Package, you’ll get your very own assistance dog plush puppy with certificate plus a FREE PAW Patrol coloring book! But that’s not all. Canine Companions and PAW Patrol are currently partnering in a country-wide live theatrical tour—PAW Patrol Live!

As part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to recognize real kids who are making a difference in the world, the network launched Nick Helps. For the 2019 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, viewers decided they want to help animals! So, Nickelodeon and Canine Companions are teaming up to help kids find ways to get involved in their community.

BraunAbility and Chrysler Drive for Inclusion

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Chrysler Pacifica, the most award-winning minivan in the United States, and BraunAbility, the world’s leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts, have partnered with Canine Companions for Independence’s Give a Dog a Job® campaign. On their joint, co-branded platform, Chrysler and BraunAbility are raising awareness and generating funds to support the important mission of Canine Companions.

PetSmart Charities Sponsors Life-Changing Facility Dogs

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As a leading funder of animal welfare in North America, PetSmart Charities is providing a $300,000 grant to be distributed over three years to enable the Canine Companions team to raise, train and place six facility dogs in regions across the U.S. within hospitals, health care centers, rehabilitation centers, educational settings or courthouses.

Covetrus Provides Puppies a Healthy Start

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As a major veterinary supplier, Covetrus is working with Canine Companions to distribute Puppy Care Packages to our puppy raisers across the country. These kits help defray some of the cost of caring for a Canine Companions puppy in the first 18 months of life.

Southwest Welcomes Puppies Aboard

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Southwest Airlines has extended an exclusive policy permitting Canine Companions puppies to travel with their volunteer puppy raiser in the cabin, free of charge. The success of this policy has initiated additional employee engagement opportunities at Southwest’s TOPS Headquarters.

NextHome Brings Communities Together

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NextHome real estate franchise has selected Canine Companions as their official national charity partner. The partnership will drive donation efforts from over 360+ offices nationwide. NextHome is encouraging its 3,360+ members, friends, families and supporters to help raise funds to support the mission of Canine Companions for Independence.

BarkYard Lends a Helping Paw

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Made by dog lovers for dog lovers, BarkYard is an easy and effective lawn care-kit specially formulated as a worry-free way to keep your grass green and gift your four-legged friends with the lushest of playgrounds. Giving back is a treat for BarkYard which is why they are donating a percentage of all profits for any BarkYard product sold in 2020 to Canine Companions!

*Please be aware that by clicking the link to our partner’s websites you are visiting sites that is not managed by Canine Companions. Website security, accessibility and privacy policies may be different than Canine Companions policies. Please read their policies closely.

Additional Supporters

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Community Supporters

Canine Companions® thanks all of our national partners and all of the local companies that contribute to us throughout the year. Your support makes it possible for Canine Companions to provide expertly-trained assistance dogs entirely free of charge to recipients.

Learn how local businesses can support Canine Companions by becoming a Community Supporter. Give Independence—and Give a Dog a Job®

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