Canine Companions- Northeast Region (Maine to Virginia)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


The Miller Family Campus286 Middle Island RoadMedford, NY 11763 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides expertly trained service dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.


There are approximately 64 million Americans living with a disability. Canine Companions is a national non-profit organization that provides expertly trained service dogs and a lifetime of follow-up services - completely free of charge - to children, adults and veterans with disabilities so they can lead lives with greater independence.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of service 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.


Would you recommend Canine Companions- Northeast Region (Maine to Virginia)?
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by Mel N. from NY (December 27, 2018)
Canine Companions for Independence is the best! My time helping with this organization is so meaningful to me. DogFest is a great deal of fun to both plan and attend. Seeing all of the team’s hard work come to fruition on event day is so rewarding. Meeting the graduate teams of the people and the dogs who help them be more independent is so inspiring! It is both adorable and exciting to see the puppy raisers with their puppies, and to know that they are on their journey to becoming service dogs who can help people be more independent. I highly recommend participating with this organization in any opportunity you are able!

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