Get Involved


Our mission is made possible thanks to the thousands of volunteers who give so much. There are many opportunities available across the country.


Grab a leash and get ready for a tail waggin' good time! Learn how to get involved with our signature national event, DogFest held around the country.


Canine Companions galas are wonderful events happening all across the country, where our communities come together to celebrate our mission.

Start a Fundraiser

Do you want to dedicate your wedding, birthday or other event to Canine Companions? Start a DIY fundraiser here.


A service dog is more than a vest. Find resources and guidelines that can help educate and prevent service dog fraud in your community.

Become a Community Supporter

Now it’s easier than ever to make Canine Companions your charity of choice! When your business, organization or club becomes an official Community Supporter, you will be supporting the most highly acclaimed and accredited assistance dog organization in the United States.

Just complete our application, and upon approval, Canine Companions will follow up with a link to our Give a Dog a Job Community Supporter Toolkit featuring turnkey marketing and PR materials plus a step-by-step guide for your in-store and online fundraiser.

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Aviation Partners

Share your wings with future service dogs!

Volunteer pilots transport Canine Companions puppies across the country to their puppy raisers. We’re looking for more pilots to fly our important (and adorable) puppies.

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Volunteer Puppy Raiser FAQs

Canine Companions  has been providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities since 1975. You can help us unite people with trained assistance dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence. Every assistance dog starts as a puppy that needs a loving home. You can raise a dog and change a life. Volunteer puppy raising is an incredible way to help children and adults with disabilities live more independent lives.

Volunteer puppy raisers provide Canine Companions puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.

Check out our Puppy Raiser FAQs >>

Puppy raiser receives puppy and puppy package