September is National Service Dog Month and we wanted to highlight an exceptional organization. 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.”   The “pawesome” thing about this organization is that they don’t just train one type of service dog, they train four types of assistance dogs to help those with a variety of disabilities, from hearing impairments to cognitive and development disabilities, all free of charge to the recipient who needs them.


Canine Companions for Independence



A beautiful reality of these interactions between the skilled dogs and the people who receive them is that they become much more than just a “service dog.”  They become a part of the family, a best friend, a true and trusted companion.


Know of someone who could use a companion? Interested in learning more about the organization? Check them out at or reach out directly to the Atlanta Chapter at!