June 2019 eNewsJune 12, 2019
Yoga is well known for its benefits to the mind, body and spirit. But for Canine Companions® graduate Shakti, it also led to Service Dog Ember.
Shakti, who’s had multiple sclerosis (MS) for 21 years, is an avid yogi and instructs yoga classes for people with disabilities. Two of her long-time students, who both have MS, would bring their Canine Companions service dogs to the weekly classes Shakti had been teaching. Shakti was able to see firsthand how expertly-trained assistance dogs can help a person with a disability. After seeing the benefits that come with a Canine Companions service dog, Shakti decided to apply for a service dog herself.
Our longtime veterinarian Dr. Ruth Daniels was recently recognized for her years of service by receiving the 2019 California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Meritorious Service Award. She dedicated over 36 years to our program as our veterinarian. Click here to read more about Dr. Daniels, her impact and this prestigious award.
Canine Companions graduate team Tom and Service Dog Halona were guests on the TODAY Show in May. Tom was a 9/11 first responder who had to retire early due to injuries he acquired while on the job. Some say Tom and Halona were “destined” for each other; click here to find out why.
Corporate partner Covetrus has been providing Puppy Care Packages to our volunteer puppy raisers since 2015. These packages contain supplies and preventative medicines that help offset the costs of raising a puppy. This month, the 2000th package will be shipped; that’s quite a milestone! Click here to read more about the partnership.
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