Our Good Works in the Community this month spotlights an excellent organization called Canine Companions, a non-profit organization since 1975. We are excited to tell you about them as one of our staff is a big supporter and has a good friend that is a recipient of their services. In fact, this friend has had 3 service dogs from Canine Companions.
Their work is all about enhancing people’s lives with trained service dogs at no charge to the recipients, helping people with disabilities live with greater independence.
Their site says it best:
“Independence shouldn’t be limited to those who look or live a certain way. Disability reaches all races, classes and backgrounds, and Canine Companions will too. Clients come to Canine Companions because of our reputation, the quality of our dogs, the experience of our training staff and the desire to lead life with greater independence. We are committed to providing services to all qualified clients.”
They serve adults, children, Veterans and professionals all over the U.S.
There are ways you can get involved or donate and here are a bunch to check out:
Get involved by volunteering, attending DogFest (check their site for the 2023 event. This year’s event took place in Jacksonville, FL), start a fundraiser, become a community supporter, advocate, share on social media.
They have a shop with some cool merch you can get too: https://canineshop.merchorders.com/. The holidays are just around the corner so there might be some nice gifts to get for your loved ones.
You can donate in many ways as well by making a gift, supporting veterans, honor & memorial gifts, planned giving, and workplace giving among many other ways.
Visit https://canine.org/ to learn more.