2018 was a spectacular year, and we’re so thankful you were a part of it. We placed 337 expertly-trained assistance dogs and 47 working dogs with other agencies; our professional trainers made over 1,200 in-person visits with graduate teams as part of our on-going support program; and our community helped raise over $20 million in revenue plus $15.4 million from bequests.”
—Paige Mazzoni, CEO & John McKinney, National Board Chair
Because Wembley has been trained in specific commands, such as ‘front,’ ‘light,’ ‘behind’ and nightmare interruption, my PTSD symptoms no longer control my life,” explains Bruce.
—Bruce, Canine Companions graduate
As a result of multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps veteran Bruce has pain from fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which have impacted his life for many years. Hoping to alleviate his symptoms, Bruce applied for a service dog from Canine Companions. In October, he was matched with Service Dog Wembley and graduated with our first class of veterans with PTSD. The results of this placement have been powerful.