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Bark less. Wag more.

Posted by on November 10, 2012

“Some people wait a lifetime to witness a miracle, we raise them one at a time.”
~ Canine Companions for Independance

Today is one of those days I am soooo proud of the work we do at Feeding the Soul. I love the foundations we support so much and when I get to witness them in action I melt…I get inspired…I cry…I blog. I am HONORED to do the work we do and completely inspired by the countless foundations that make a difference out in this big old world we call home.

A few months back Cat (FTSF’s finance brain) introduced team FTSF to the possibility of benefiting Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). It was a unanimous “HECK YES!!!!” And so we created our December 1st event with them in mind. Today we attended our first human/dog NATIONAL graduation to witness our furry buddies start their new life with their human companions as helpers, friends, unconditional lovers and servers of freedom. Trust me when I tell you my tears didn’t stop from the moment I set foot in that door. Absolutely inspiring.

Canine Companions for Independence® provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. The most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart! <—- THAT is their message.

These faithful friends go through 2 years of training with a host family and then a 2 week training with their new family. And then on a day like this the leash is handed over to their new humans and they start their journey together.

Some of the attendees where other dogs in training to witness what it will be like when they too graduate. Like this beautiful soul that sat in front of us and…well…isn’t quite there yet. But someday she will be! And someone will be grateful to have her.



I can talk about this magical program for hours but instead I will show you via photos.

In love and furry buddies,
Melissa Grove
(FTSF’s events brain…and tear shedder)




Join us as we honor, celebrate and benefit this beautiful foundation on December 1st.
Purchase tix here.

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