Monday, December 16, 2013

Meet Thea, Marilyn and Brady's newest CCI pup!  She arrived Friday and is ready for her next 16 months of fun and training. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

We had a great time at the CCI Holiday party yesterday!  Here's the evidence...... Thanks again Susan and Skip for providing us such a lovely venue for the party!

Brendon and his new boy, Code and David and Donny

Desean and Wallis

Pretty girl Misty
Miss Diva

The whole group

Pups in training, graduates, and several change of career pups

Black dogs rule!

The whole family

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holiday Open House for CCI PR’s and Graduates

Save The Date! December 8, 2013

Please come to the party or I'll be lonely!
Canine Companions for Independence Holiday Party! 
It will be at :
Daynes Music, 6935 S. State St., SLC.

More details to post soon........

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

          Goodbye Wiita!  Good luck at College!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Save the date!  On December 19th at 10am the Wasatch Champions Puppy Raisers are all invited to attend a party for the folks at LINC, an assisted living daycare facility for adults with handicaps.  Dona will be bringing the 35 custom blankets she made for each individual and we'll all be Santa's and help pass them out.  They are so excited to have us come and to meet the puppies.

Here's the directions: 862 So. Main St. #8 Brigham City, UT

Directly behind the Taco Time - the door is on the No. side of the building with a ramp leading to the door.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Canine Companions for Independence Strategic Plan Presentation!

Save the Date - November 15, 2013
This from and email from the Southwest Region - please attend if you can and respond to Becky if you can make it!

Canine Companions for Independence
pawprintOur Vision for the Future
In June of 2013, the national board of Canine Companions for Independence approved a historic strategic plan entitled "Foundation, Sustainability, Optimization." Please join National Director of Canine Programs Paul Mundell and National Director of Advancement Susan Lee Vick to be inspired by our ambitious goals and powerful plan of action. It all starts with you!
Friday, November 15, 2013
6:30 pm - Meet & Greet
7:15 pm - "Foundation, Sustainability, Optimization" Presentation and Q & A

Jeremiah's Restaurant
1307 West 12th Street, Ogden, Utah

Please RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Becky Hein at or (760) 901-4308 by November 8.

Copyright © 2013 Canine Companions for Independence, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Post from Wiita

Hi Puppy Pals!!

     This is my last month for socializing with you all, so I'm inviting you to some "fun stuff" in Kaysville. I know it's a long drive for some you, but if you can make it, that would be great! If not, that's ok, too. I think my mom is planning a "Bon Voyage" party at my last Puppy Class (10/30?). Anyway, here's some socializations that we "can sink our teeth into" (JK, CCI!!!) during the month of October:
Check out these events:

Canine Companions for Independence Volunteer Leadership Conference

This in from Marilyn K. on the Canine Companions for Independence Volunteer Leadership Conference 2013 - Please join her in August 2014....
     In late August I found myself attending the 2013 Volunteer Leadership Conference at Canine Companions' National Headquarters in Santa Rosa, California. I am not a "meeting person" at all, so to be attending a 2 1/2 day conference was stepping way out of my comfort zone...BIG TIME. The trip was an early birthday gift from my daughter and her family and although so thoughtful, I was already having doubts about sitting for long stretches of time, being bored out of mind. It's not that I didn't want to attend, I just wanted to be there on my own terms. I wanted to see the campus, see dogs and meet people I'd read posts from on e-mails and blogs. I wanted to find "relatives" of the "W" litter (Jolee/Luca) and I wanted to be with folks who loved dogs and this program as much as I do. I wanted to share the excitement I get when picking up a new puppy, doing an outreach presentation or filling out my monthly Progress Report........okay, maybe not that last one. I guess I went to California to see where I fit into this big jig-saw puzzle they call Canine Companions for Independence.

Monday, September 30, 2013

SAVE THE DATE! Imagine Independence Dinner - April 10, 2014

Imagine Independence, our Wasatch Champions annual fundraiser for CCI, will be held on April 10, 2014 at the Union Station's Browning Theater. This will be our 3rd Imagine event and we hope to have more dogs, desserts and people than ever before!