NextHome SunRaye Realty is proud to be a part of the NextHome family as they partner with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. They accomplish this by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. Canine Companions for Independence breed, train, and raise these smart canines to help their human partners perform daily tasks, and in some cases even serve as their eyes, ears, hands or legs. This is a powerful program that opens up new possibilities and opportunities for those who are disabled, and it also spreads an incredible amount of joy.
Canine Companions breeds Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and a cross between both breeds. After the puppies are cared for and nurtured by volunteers for the first eight weeks after birth, the organization spends the next 18 months caring for, training and socializing them. These dogs are taught to master over 40 commands in six to nine months. After these dogs complete this rigorous training, they then go through additional team training and are matched with adults, veterans, children with disabilities, or professionals that assist clients with special needs. This stage of team training concludes with a special graduation ceremony for the furry graduates, who then embark on a new life of service!
When donating to causes close to your heart this year, please consider donating or getting involved with Canine Companions for Independance! NextHome SunRaye Realty is proud to support this amazing organization!