Canine Care Catalog

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Support Canine Companions® by choosing a fun and meaningful virtual gift for friends and family. Your gift will help provide for Canine Companions puppies, training centers and assistance dogs.

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Equipment for working teams
$25

Vests, collars and leashes for assistance dogs

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At Canine Companions, we know that a service dog is more than a vest, but vests, collars and leashes are important attire for a Canine Companions assistance dog. The iconic blue vests our assistance dogs wear help let the public know that our life-changing dogs are hard at work when in public places. Your gift will help us provide this equipment to our teams.

Field trip bundle

$25

Special outings for dogs during training

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During professional training, Canine Companions assistance dogs take all kinds of fun field trips to make sure they can do their job in a variety of places with all kinds of interesting sights, sounds and smells. Dogs are transported in special dog-centric vans to restaurants, malls, grocery stores, amusement parks and much more throughout their 6-9 months of professional training. Your gift will help support these outings.

Meals for a week

$50

Food for a dog in professional training for a full week

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Training a Canine Companions assistance dog requires a lot of kibble! Not only do our dogs in professional training get balanced meals twice a day, they also get kibble for being a "very good dog" when learning commands to enhance independence for a person with a disability. With over 40 commands to learn, your gift will provide kibble, bowls and training treats for a dog in professional training for a whole week!

New tires for training wheelchairs

$50

Upkeep of important equipment used in training

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The first semester of professional training reviews and builds upon the basic obedience commands the dogs learned as puppies. It is during this time the dogs begin to work around a wheelchair and learn the retrieve command. Our training wheelchairs need to have new tires so they are safe for working with our dogs and training. Your gift will help fund the important equipment used in professional training.

Playtime package

$100

Toys for training dogs to play with during down time

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All Canine Companions dogs in professional training love to play when they are not working towards the goal of becoming an assistance dog. Chasing balls, climbing play structures or cooling off in kiddie pools when it's hot are just a few ways they relax on their down time. Your gift today will provide stimulating and fun toys for the enjoyment of the dogs in professional training.

Grooming supplies for a dog in professional training

$100

Healthy hygiene for dogs in training

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Keeping our dogs in professional training looking and feeling their best is very important to their health and well-being. Canine Companions volunteers and instructors take time each week to bath, brush teeth, clip nails and groom each dog in professional training. This isn’t just good for the dog; it’s also part of their training so grooming is easy once they are placed with a person with a disability. Your gift will helps provide clippers, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, delicious toothpaste (chicken flavored!) and more!

Cozy cuddle corners (dog beds)

$250

New beds for dogs in training

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A cozy place to snuggle up is appreciated by all our dogs. And a soft bed, with an easy-to-clean cover, makes for happy dogs and happy instructors! Each of our dogs in professional training needs a place to rest when they aren’t actively training, your gift today will help provide comfortable dog beds for our training centers.

Training timers for hearing dog teams

$250

Digital training tools for a class of dog teams

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Canine Companions hearing dogs alert their deaf or hard of hearing handlers to important sounds in their environment and lead handlers to the source of the sound. One of the most important tools our trainers and hearing dog teams use for training is a special timer that can be moved around the home or worn in public. Your gift will provide these beeping, digital training timers for a whole class of hearing dog teams.

Cooking at Canine Companions

$500

Cooking supplies for our human students during their training stay

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Our regional training centers host most Team Training students for two weeks as a home away from home while student focus on meeting their new assistance dogs. Our fully accessible dorms even have wheelchair accessible kitchens where students and their families can prepare meals. Students can often be found cooking together and enjoying potluck meals while studying and completing Team Training assignments. Your gift provides cookware, pots and pans, table settings and more for dorm kitchens.

Help a training center

$500

Tools and training materials for one of our six centers

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Canine Companions has six regional training centers across the U.S. that house and train assistance dogs and serve people with disabilities. That’s six-times the kennel beds, water buckets, training manuals and grooming tools! Help keep our regional training centers looking spiffy and able to replenish tools and Team Training materials as needed throughout the year.

Puppy health package

$1000

Puppy visit to our expert veterinarians at our headquarters

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Every Canine Companions for Independence puppy visits our expert veterinarians at our national headquarters in Santa Rosa, California before heading out across the country to volunteer puppy raisers. Each puppy is snuggled thoroughly and examined at eight weeks old to ensure our future assistance dogs are happy and healthy. Your gift also provides plenty of cookies for puppies when they finish their very important health checks.

Therapeutic tools and toys package

$1000

Toys and tools for human students in training

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During professional training, Canine Companions assistance dogs may learn a variety of games and interactive ways to work with children or adults as an integrated part of routine therapies. Skilled companion and facility dogs nudge soccer and basketballs, improve recipients’ fine and gross motor skills through playing card games, puzzles, costumes and more. Your gift today provides toys and tools used in physical, rehabilitation, occupational and speech therapies to motivate children and adults with disabilities during important procedures and therapeutic sessions.

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* Each purchase is symbolic and represents an unrestricted contribution to the entire mission of Canine Companions for IndependenceŽ.



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