Canine Companions' Dogfest will be virtual this year

Veteran Ken Breen amd his service dog, Gavin.

July 4 was not only Independence Day, it also was Canine Companions® for Independence’s 45th anniversary.

The organization, which trains service dogs, has experienced a lot of growth over the years. Their dogs have increased independence for people with a range of disabilities from hearing loss to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Canine Companions North Central Region will host this year’s Dogfest Sept. 13. Due to COVID-19, the event will be virtual (online). Participants from across the region will celebrate the human-canine bond. For info, visit

The expertly trained CCI dogs are always ready to perform commands specific to their graduate’s needs.

“Sometimes I need a reminder that things are OK. Gavin provides that reminder,” says veteran Ken Breen, whose service dog is named Gavin.

For more about CCI, visit

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