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Canine Companions for Independence

A service dog and its owner take part in the 94th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on Nov. 11, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Man’s Best Impostor? Fake Service Dogs A Growing Problem

More people are pretending their pets are trained medical companions, which is creating a big problem for people who really them.

12/09/2013

Oksana the painting dog. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sure, Your Dog Can Follow Common Commands, But Can It Paint?

Oksana’s work may not qualify as fine art, but it is art with a fine purpose. Her paintings are auctioned off to benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

09/06/2013

This service dog from Canine Companions for Independence will march in the inaugural parade in Washington D.C., on Jan. 21, 2013.

Canine Companions For Independence To March In Presidential Inaugural Parade

All eyes will be on Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation’s capital on Monday for the inaugural parade. And some of the parade marchers will be walking on four legs.

01/18/2013

Bronksey the facility dog (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island ‘Facility Dog’ To Help Victims Of Sexual Abuse

The Staten Island District Attorney’s office has a new employee who can lend a helping paw — a dog named Bronksey.

05/30/2012

James Van Thach with Liz (Credit: CBS 2)

Iraq War Veteran Forms Extra-Special Bond With Canine Companion

A local Iraq War veteran lost sight in his left eye, his ability to practice law and some mobility. And now he’s counting on a canine companion to help with the little, but important things in life.

05/17/2012