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Disability doesn't vanish during times of crisis and neither do we. This Giving Tuesday, you can give the gift of independence through an expertly trained Canine Companions service dog.

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This Giving Tuesday, please support Canine Companions for Independence's mission to enhance the lives of children, adults and veterans with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient. Thanks to the generosity of CareCredit, the Sproule Family and an anonymous donor, your gift to Canine Companions will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000!

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Our work is driven by an important mission: to enhance the lives of adults, children and Veterans with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships – all free of charge. We are the largest and one of the oldest assistance dog organizations in the world, serving all 50 states. We believe in the power of human/canine partnerships to transform lives and call each of these partnerships “teams.” We place four types of teams: service dogs for adults with disabilities; skilled companions for children with disabilities and adults with cognitive disabilities; hearing dogs for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing; and facility dogs that support professionals working in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and physical therapy offices. To learn more about Canine Companions please visit www.cci.org.

Why are donations necessary?

Imagine being able to earn a Ph.D., but not being able to pick up a set of keys; serving your country in combat, but being unable to feel safe in a crowd; imagine raising a family but not being able to hear a fire alarm. An assistance dog from Canine Companions can do all of this and so much more for a person with a disability. Canine Companions for Independence transforms the lives of people with disabilities by providing our clients with expertly trained assistance dogs, free of charge. Our dogs are trained to perform practical tasks that enhance independence and reduce reliance on others. This powerful relationship leads to increased independence, confidence and inclusion for a person with a disability.