Archive | Canine Companions


National Puppy Day means cute puppy pics

To celebrate National Puppy Day, here’s a quick roundup of some cute puppy photos and videos from around the web. These are bound to bring smiles. Some of my favorite puppies come from Canine Companions for Independence. Gretzky, Fischer and Milani were once CCI puppies. They’re still good dogs. See a trio of miracle puppies […]

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Hollen as a puppy with her CCI cape

A Service Dog Love Story: Hollen and Dana

I’m re-posting this story because it’s almost Valentine’s Day and a good time to remember Hollen, a special dog who touched the lives of  many people. On Valentine’s Day 1998, Linda and I watched Hollen, a puppy we raised for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), graduate and become a full-fledged service dog. Hollen went to […]

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A simple way to help homeless dogs in 2017

Help dogs in 2017. Buy a calendar from one of these nonprofits, which work to care for dogs year round or train dogs to help humans. 2017 Wall Calendar benefitting the Greater Charlotte SPCA The Greater Charlotte SPCA is funded 100% by private donations and run by volunteers. Every penny raised through sales of its […]

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DogFest Charlotte Festivities Sept. 17th

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is coming to Charlotte Saturday, September 17. Grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time! The event is hosted by the Charlotte group of Canine Companions for Independence. DogFest helps raise awareness and money for CCI and the work it does for people who need service dogs. Bring […]

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Vote for Beanz to be a Hero Dog

Verbena, nicknamed Beanz, is the reason Major Yancy Baer doesn’t have to medicate to sleep, can relax more easily when he’s sore from his prosthetic leg and is generally happier. Beanz is a service dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence. His human is Yancy. Yancy  suffered a double whammy in 2009 while serving in […]

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