Adventures in Puppy Raising: Clifford Our Canine Companions Puppy

On Friday March 11th, we welcomed Clifford II into our family and officially became Volunteer Puppy Raisers with Canine Companions for Independence.  Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to those with disabilities.  Clifford will be with us for the next 18 months at which point we will turn him in for Advanced Training in November of 2017.  During the next year and a half we are responsible for attending biweekly CCI group training, providing socialization opportunities,  keeping him healthy, and giving him all the love we can possibly squeeze in during his time with us.

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Clifford, 8 weeks, at the airport the day we picked him up.

 

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