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Join the fun at DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! – Sept. 17th

June 28, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Hearing Loss & Deafness



September 17th – 10am
Pentagon Row – 1101 S. Joyce St. 
Arlington, VA 22202

You can change lives! dogfest16

Canine Companions for Independence® DogFest Walk ‘n RollTM is a national event that raises funds to provide life-changing assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Your participation at DogFest Washington DC will make a difference. Register now for this family and dog-friendly event. It’s FREE!

Our goal is to raise $65,000, and we need your help. It costs approximately $50,000 to breed, raise, train and provide ongoing support for the working life of a Canine Companions dog and its human partner.

Please join us at DogFest Washington DC  because together we can change lives, four paws at a timeTM

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Deaf Dogs Learn to Connect Through Sign Language

March 26, 2014 in Community News

By Sara Kirkley, Nebraska TV Weekend Anchor, 3/24/2014

A shelter in Nebraska is using sign language to communicate with two deaf dogs.Neb_deaf_dogs

It’s a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter now trying to communicate with two deaf dogs.

For one of these pit bull mixes, that means learning sign language.

One sign at a time 4-year-old Rosie is beginning to connect.

“It’s the only way to communicate with her,” said Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society.

Pfeifle decided to try signs when she found out her neighbor was teaching sign language to her deaf dog.

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Fake Service Dog Gear Creates Problems

August 13, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

By Kate Sanitch, Orlando Sentinel, 8/12/2013


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ORLANDO, Fla. — Public confusion, legal loopholes and shady Internet businesses have led to an “epidemic” of fake service-dog certificates, vests and harnesses for use on ordinary pets. And disability advocates say the issue is creating big headaches for those who truly need the canines’ assistance.

The problem has gotten so bad that Canine Companions for Independence — the nation’s largest breeding and training service-dog program — launched an online petition asking the U.S. Department of Justice to take action.

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