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Help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.
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SUPPORT

Your Support Transforms Lives

Your gift helps provide a highly trained assistance dog to a child, adult or veteran with a disability. Every dollar raised helps to open doors, turn on lights, retrieve dropped items and much more.

VEST

$25

provides a vest for a working assistance dog

DOG BOWL

$50

provides a month of care and feeding for one dog in professional training

CROSS WITH PAW

$100

provides a wellness checkup to keep a dog healthy

SERVICE DOG

Other Amount

Support us with an amount of your choice

DOOR
Tug

Grab an item while walking backwards to pull it

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Light/Switch

Turn a light on with nose or off with paw

Doorbell
What?

Lead the handler to the source of a sound

Keys
Get

Retrieve an item and hold it until commanded

Leg
Hold

Hold and carry an item in the mouth until commanded

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Up

Put two front feet up to deliver an item

TRAINING

Jobs That Give Independence

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dogs are there for their human partners with disabilities. Expertly trained to perform over 40 commands these dogs help children, veterans and adults with disabilities open doors, pick up dropped items and much more.
Thanks to donors like you, each life-changing dog is provided free of charge to recipients.

PERFECT MATCH

Meet The Puppies

These Canine Companions for Independence puppies are learning the basic commands that will help prepare them for the professional training that comes with being an assistance dog. Follow their adventures on the Canine Companions Blog.

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IMPACT

The Power of Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is the most highly acclaimed and accredited assistance dog organization in the United States.

Our unique and proven team training sets us apart by ensuring the match between dog and human is powerful and lasting.

97%

of hearing dog recipients report increased feeling of safety or peace of mind.

98%

of facility dogs recipients report increased willingness in clients to participate in activities.

95%

of skilled companion recipients report increased well-being.

PARTICIPATE

How to Get Involved

Here are some other ways that you can help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.

Puppy Raiser

Raise a Puppy

Volunteer puppy raisers provide Canine Companions puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, provide a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.

DogFest

DogFest

Grab a leash and get ready for a tail waggin’ good time! Learn how to get involved with our signature national event, DogFest held around the country.

PARTNERS

Partners That Give Independence

We are grateful for the committed partners working with us to drive independence and give a dog a job.

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Help pair an exceptional dog and a person with a disability for a life of greater independence.