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Canine Partners’ 2017 Fall Appeal

In addition to celebrating our 15th year anniversary, Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR) has had a banner year, thanks to people like you! Five service dogs graduated with their partners in June. Following a minimum of 20 months training for each dog, every person who receives a dog completes over 160 hours of training […]

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Debbie’s ‘Shadow’

Puppy raiser, Debbie Hampton, is a fourth grade teacher at Lena Archuleta Elementary School. Everyday her shadow, that is, Canine Partner of the Rockies’ five-month old pup, Shadow, comes with her. With the help of her students, Shadow is taken care of throughout the day. Having Shadow in the classroom has taught the students the […]

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Lincoln Means New-found Freedom

Thanks to Jeff, Susan, Mary and Henry, Marsha, Jim and Deede, Joshua has a wonderful service dog from Canine Partners of the Rockies. Joshua credits his first service dog “Rico” from Canine Partners of the Rockies with keeping him alive.  Josh’s vertebra was shattered when his car rolled over. In that moment he went from being […]

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Lemon the facility service dog

“Lemon”, from Canine Partners of the Rockies, is achieving her goals as a facility service dog, thanks to Adele, Judi, Sheila and John, Dale, Peri, Steve, and you! Lemon’s temperament is very sweet. Her professional, Kris, creates physical therapy programs with Lemon for people in nursing homes and those with Parkinson’s disease. Lemon also works […]

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Lucy is fulfilling her mission as a service dog

Thanks to your gifts, lovely “Lucy” from Canine Partners of the Rockies is fulfilling her mission as a service dog for a 10 year old boy. This clever boy is on the Autism spectrum and challenged by severe anxiety.  He was unable to sleep in his own room before Lucy came into his family.   […]

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I could never do that!

Volunteer puppy raisers are valued resources to Canine Partners of the Rockies.  Sheila Allen has raised and trained many puppies for various service and guide dog schools.  In spite of her vast experience, she also faces challenges in this role.  Sheila shares some personal insight below: If you have been a puppy raiser for an […]

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Father & Son Genetics?

Mason and his son, Quimby caught in the same position, trying to stay cool on a warm summer day.  Could this be genetics?  They are both very handsome boys and we know that IS genetic.  Keep up the good work boys – we are eager to see you as full service dogs someday soon.

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Pete Goes to South Dakota

Service Dog In-Training, Pete, went on a summer vacation with his puppy raisers.  Pete visited Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  What a handsome boy, he needs his face on Mount Rushmore.

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New Puppy for CaPR

 Meet a new member of Canine Partner’s family.  Quimby, named after a town outside of Thorton, arrived on an airplane in March 2015 at 8 weeks old.  Quimby is an offspring of our very own puppy-in-training Mason.  He learned to sit on command by 9 week old.  He even went to the door to indicate he […]

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