Nearly 1 out of 5 people in the U.S. live with a disability. Many who of which face physical barriers to meet their daily needs, such as turning on light switches and carrying groceries. Canine Companions transform the lives of people with disabilities and/or limited mobility by providing highly trained assistance dogs to help with these types of tasks – as well as provide unconditional love and acceptance.
Here at Petschauer Insurance we believe wholeheartedly and have gotten a chance to see first hand the immense dedication and work done by Canine Companions. CCI is a non-profit that matches assistance dogs with people with a broad range of disabilities. These dogs are trained in over 40 commands including turning light switches on and off, opening doors, pulling wheelchairs and picking up items that are dropped. By performing these everyday tasks, these dogs provide their human partners with independence and improved quality of life.
Meet Shakti, for instance. Shakti has been living with MS for 21 years. She also instructs yoga classes for people with disabilities. Two of her long-time students, both of whom have MS, would bring their Canine Companions service dogs to the weekly classes. Shakti’s MS causes her to have issues with her legs, and she uses an electric wheelchair for mobility. After observing her students’ dogs and the benefits they provide, Shakti decided to apply for a service dog herself.
Shakti was as matched with Service Dog, Ember. Shakti says, “I can count on Ember to help me and be by my side wherever I go.”
Our team here at Petschauer Insurance is proud to support Canine Companions for independence! Call us today to learn more about this campaign.
Canine Companions trains four types of assistance animals:
We invite our friends, neighbors, and dear clients to take part in providing a furry helper to those that need it most.
Recommend your friends, family, and co-workers to get an insurance quote or policy review from us and we’ll donate for every person you recommend! It’s that easy!!!
They just need to receive a quote – there is no obligation to purchase. Getting involved has never been so simple, or Free!