January 2017 enews

January 11, 2017

Hearing Dog Helps Turn Woman’s Life Around

Hearing Dog Marguerite could not have come into Michelle’s life at a better time. Michelle had just lost her husband to a heart attack two months prior to receiving an invitation to Team Training at Canine Companions to receive a hearing dog.

“Marguerite really helped turn my life around,” says Michelle. “I was able to start sleeping again and Marguerite alerted me to my neighbors coming by the house to check on me or bring me food.”

In fact, it was Michelle’s late husband who had initially discovered Canine Companions while he was on a business trip. “He traveled a lot for work. On one trip, he met a Canine Companions hearing dog at the airport,” says Michelle. “He learned how a hearing dog could help me when I was by myself. It’s a little scary being by yourself when you can’t hear.”

Read more stories of our graduates here.

A Dog a Day in 2016

Thanks to you, 366 children, veterans and adults with disabilities received their Canine Companions assistance dogs in 2016 free of charge. Additionally, last year our professional instructors provided in-person support for nearly 950 other Canine Companions teams. Supporters like you made that all possible. Read stories of the teams you’ve helped.


New Year: New Career

Ever dreamed of working with dogs professionally while improving the lives of people with disabilities?  We provide long-term career development with comprehensive, hands-on training under the guidance of experienced staff.


Canine Companions Training Videos

What's your dog's New Year's resolution? Is it better behavior and a stronger bond with you? Maybe that's your resolution for your dog. Either way, check out Canine Companions' training videos on YouTube and learn from our professional instructors. From basic obedience to socialization, our assistance dog trainers want to help you and your pet dog succeed.


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