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Canine Companions for Independence, a special sketch night
May 16, 2019
Expanding on our popular Thursday night costumed sketch sessions, Society of Illustrators is proud to present a special sketch night hosted by Bil Donovan.
Featuring puppies, dogs, and love! Come draw and pet our adorable fluffy models, and learn about a great organization.
$20 General Admission
Special Sketch Nights include complimentary small plates buffet.
About Canine Companions for Independece
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
The assistance dogs they breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. Canine Companions for Indepdence unites people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
Canine Companions breeds Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and a cross of the two to be assistance dogs. Volunteers care for the breeder dogs and nurture newborn puppies for eight weeks. Canine Companions puppies spend the next 14-18 months with volunteer puppy raisers who provide basic obedience training, socialization and care.
Professional Canine Companions instructors teach the dogs to master over 40 commands in six to nine months. After training is successfully completed, the dogs can go through Team Training and be matched with adults, children or veterans with a disabilities, or professionals assisting clients with special needs. Team Training culminates in a joyful graduation ceremony for graduates beginning a new journey and for puppy raisers witnessing their puppies’ achievements. Learn more…