Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence


Non-Profit OrganizationDogs - ServiceHealth & WellnessIndependent Living SolutionsIn-Home ServicesMember with no business classification

About Us

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.


Canine Companions' Southwest Training Center
Dog activating a light switch
Dog pulling a manual wheelchair
Dog retrieving keys
Dog opening doors
Family with assistance dog
Veteran with assistance dog
Client and trainer with assistance dog