NBC4 is partnering with Canine Companions for Independence to welcome our very own puppy with a purpose. The puppy will be part of the NBC4 family for the next 14-18 months, while he trains to become an assistance dog.
Canine Companions is a national non-profit organization that expertly trains assistance dogs to help children, adults and veterans with disabilities -- free of charge.
NBC4 will share the journey of this very special puppy on-air and he’ll tag along with our team to attend community events.
The training and socialization of each puppy begins at birth. By the end of a Canine Companions assistance dog's journey, they will have mastered over 40 commands to help their human partner live more independently.
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans at no charge to the recipient.
Canine Companions B puppy was born on June 7 alongside three brothers and three sisters to mom Betsy in Santa Rosa, CA. This little B puppy will share his journey over the next year and a half with Central Ohio as NBC4 follows him on his goal towards becoming an assistance dog to a child, adult or veteran with a disability.