Gifts That Give Back: Holiday Shopping Helps Provide Assistance Dogs

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SANTA ROSA, CALIF., Dec. 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Looking for a great holiday gift that also helps others? Nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence® is unleashing a great way to fill stockings and find the perfect gift for your loved ones, all while helping provide highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Cute puppies abound at the Canine Companions online store that will warm your heart.

Canine Companions note card combo packs and limited-edition holiday cards feature precious puppies and trained assistance dogs to help spread holiday cheer. Whether snuggling, sprinting or posing for a snap shot, these dogs are sure to brighten the day of any recipient! The blank note cards are great for after holiday "thank you notes" and an excellent way to keep the spirit of giving alive throughout the New Year.

With hundreds of other products, the online store offers Canine Companions clothing, dog bowls, gift certificates and more. All proceeds from your purchase benefit Canine Companions.

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence places highly trained assistance dogs with adults, children and veterans with disabilities at no cost to the recipient. Canine Companions assistance dogs are trained to perform over 40 different commands – pick up dropped items, open a door, turn on the light switch or alert a handler who is deaf or hard of hearing to important sounds in the environment. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. Canine Companions has placed more than 5,200 assistance dogs, including over 175 with veterans with disabilities.

This holiday season, give the gift of independence with a little something extra for under the tree. Visit today.

About Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has six regional training centers across the country. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. For more information, visit or call 1-800-572-BARK.

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