Canine Companions for Independence
For more information on how to apply for a CCI assistance dog, visit www.caninecompanions.org, or call 1-800-572-2275. CCI trains four types of assistance dogs: Service Dogs, Skilled Companions, Hearing Dogs, and Facility Dogs.If you are interested in volunteering, the organization is always looking for volunteer breeder caretakers who provide homes for the breeder dogs and whelp the puppies, returning the puppies to CCI in Santa Rosa, CA, at age eight weeks. Volunteer puppy raisers accross the nation then work with the puppies to socialize and obedience train between the ages of fifteen and eighteen months.
Donations are also always needed and CCI offers several programs for donations including In Memorium, Planned Giving, Monthy Giving, and simply charitable gifts.
Visit www.caninecompanions.org fro information on any of the programs described above.