It's really fun to see assistance dogs with their human partners. While we like to look at these awesome dogs and even want to pet them, there are some rules to follow.
Check out these tips below shared by Rex and Indy. Just click on the question and the answer will show up below!
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.
Meet LanDan Olivia and her expertly trained assistance dog Perkins. They are a Canine Companions® graduate team working together for greater independence.
With assistance dog Ruff by Luke's side the sky's the limit. Luke has Down Syndrome, creating cognitive and physical delays. Staying on task, speech and socialization are difficult for Luke. After being matched with Ruff, Luke is making great strides.
LuLu is a smart, energetic 7-year-old who needs to stay active and exercise to help manage the progression of two rare genetic conditions. Assistance dog Zuke helps LuLu move more and participate in the activities she enjoys most.
Nu Ja was born with limb differences in her arms and legs, meaning they are either absent or incomplete; however, this rarely slows her down. Assistance dog Kristi helps Nu Ja get ready for school and attend Girl Scout troop outings.
Start your own fundraiser, color a PAW Patrol coloring page, make your dog a tug toy or adopt your very own official plush Canine Companions puppy training to be an assistance dog to help a person with a disability. Learn more about volunteering.
Dedicate your birthday or holiday to collect donations. Host a dog wash. Organize a bake sale. Get ideas and much more on the DIY fundraising site.Get Started
Working dogs use tug straps to help them open doors and drawers. Download these instructions to make your very own tug strap toy for your dog!
Or watch this easy how-to video from our trainer Dana!
Show us your creativity by coloring in this PAW Patrol coloring sheet. Share your masterpiece by tagging Canine Companions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtags #giveadogajob and #pawpatrol.Download
No job is too big. No pup is too small.
Canine Companions for Independence is partnering with Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol pups from Adventure Bay and Dino Rescue!
The PAW Patrol are the heroes of Adventure Bay and Dino Rescue, but today they want you to meet some other heroes. The assistance dogs of Canine Companions for Independence.
Have you ever wondered how a puppy becomes an assistance dog or how an applicant becomes a graduate? Here's a great video to show the process and how our organization works.