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Canine Companions Facility Dog Joins the staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

In February 2020, Squid, a Canine Companions for Independence® (Canine Companions) facility dog, joined the Patient- and Family-Centered Care team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He arrived shortly before COVID-19 impacted the local community.
With visitors to the hospital limited due to social distancing health safety measures, Squid arrived on the job just in time to engage with patients and staff through this stressful time of unknowns.

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BarkYard Debuts Dog-Friendly Lawn Care in a Simple, Delivered-to-Your Door Kit

Committed to giving back, in 2020 BarkYard is donating 1% of the profits of any BarkYard product sold through their website to Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships with adults, children, and veterans with disabilities.

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July 2020 eNews

This Independence Day was also Canine Companions® 45th anniversary! Our organization has experienced tremendous growth over the years, but our mission has never wavered. Our dogs have increased independence for people with a range of disabilities from hearing loss to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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