Canine Companions for Independence is the oldest and largest assistance dog organization in the country. Since 1975 it has been the leader in the training and placement of assistance dogs with people with disabilities. Through the five regional training centers Canine Companions is able to serve people thoughout the entire United States. All of the service are provided to the clients FREE of charge.
CCI trains four types of assistance dogs to master over 40 specialized commands: Service Dogs, Skilled Companions, Hearing Dogs and Facility Dogs.
For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city’s horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.