Posts tagged ‘canine companions for independence’

Do Dogs Change Lives?

B.J. here. You’ve probably heard me talk about a great young lady named Kimi Yokota who raises CCI dogs. One of her nine dogs, Gottlieb, was recently paired with a wounded warrior. This video is 3 minutes of pure inspiration and love along with a heartfelt Thank You from a vet.
 
 NAPE Expo Video for CCI
 
As Kimi says, “I’m one proud puppy raiser!”
And I’m super proud of Kimi.
What dedication, what compassion. A young woman truly giving to others.
 
Charlie Bear and I love you, Kimi!
B.J.
 
(The video was made for CCI by Katie Malatino.)

November 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm 8 comments

Love Heels – Book Review/Comments

Look at that awesome dog on the front of this full color book. There are many more photographs in this 10 x 10 tome of 224 pages. I devoured every heart-tugging story and feasted my eyes on the beauty of these magnificent animals.

Love Heels: Tales from Canine Companions for Independence contains a foreword by Dean Koontz and stories about Puppy Raisers, Facility Teams, Skilled Companion Teams, Service Teams, Hearing Teams, and Volunteers. 

This beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrates people and dogs. Canine Companions For Independence (CCI) is a not-for-profit organization that — with the help of so many volunteers– breeds, raises, trains, and then places it’s exceptional canine graduates with disabled children and adults who are in need of their assistance.

The stories and photos in LOVE HEELS bring the Canine Companions for Independence experience to life. From the joyful hours when litters are born, through the playful months of puppyhood, these team members cherish their canine charges until the day they tearfully, yet proudly, pass them on to those who need them most. 

As a gift, or for yourself, this is a gorgeous reminder of how dogs love us, and we love them.

December 19, 2011 at 8:04 am 4 comments


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