Canine Companions for Independence

2965 Dutton Ave.

Santa Rosa 95407

800-572-BARK (2275) Statement

To enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships, free of charge2012 Goals

● Advance our mission by meeting/surpassing our placement goals of people with disabilities with highly trained assistance dogs.

● Through cultivation and stewardship of current and new supporters, raise necessary financial resources to enable our recipients to continue to receive both assistance dogs and follow-up services free of charge.

● Expand public awareness of Canine Companions for Independence, welcoming new advocates and "getting the word out" to the community.

● Increase awareness and utilization of our Wounded Veterans Initiative, which places highly trained assistance dogs with returning soldiers and veterans.Fundraising EventsBone Appetit: A Celebration of Great Pairings

Sept. 9, 2012

Canine Companions Jean & Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa

Watch as Canine Companions’ headquarters are transformed to accommodate over 500 people for a celebration of pairings.  There will be food and wine, silent and live auctions, demonstrations by Canine Companions trainer, and hear stories from puppy raisers, breeder caretakers and graduate teams.  To learn more, please visit at the Rock

May 18, 2012

Soda Rock Winery, 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg

Join us at the dog-friendly Soda Rock Winery for pairings of wine with appetizers and desserts from Park Avenue Catering.  Then enjoy the Eyewitness Blues Band, the news broadcasters that will have you boogying all evening long to some of their great tunes! Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.   Human Race

May 5, 2012

Herbert Slater Middle School, Santa Rosa

Support Canine Companions for Independence by walking or running in the race and collecting pledges in this fun, county-wide fundraiser.  Corporate Sponsorship opportunities available!Corporate Giving OpportunitiesContributions/Donations DonationsHonorarium DonationsGeneral DonationsDonations of goods or servicesPlanned giving opportunities ( GiftsGrantsCorporate GiftsEmployee MatchingSponsorships SponsorshipEvent SponsorshipVolunteers RaiserBreeder CaretakerSpecial EventsCampus DocentDog Walker or BatherAdministrative SupportBoard Member

For more information: Beth Wolfer, NW Development Director, 707-577-1781,