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Dogs give us unconditional love, dedication, loyalty, compassion and service. They save lives every day on dangerous search and rescue missions and in military conflicts. In Vietnam alone, it’s estimated they prevented up to 10,000 human casualties. Specially trained Canine Companions offer independence to the disabled and have become lifelines to the critically ill.

Perhaps every dog has something extraordinary to offer – but sadly, many are never given the chance. Millions are euthanised each year... and millions more are waiting patiently in overcrowded shelters to be rescued by someone looking for a new, best friend.


Canine Companions

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Humane Society of the United States


Producer & Director
Allison Argo

Writer & Producer
Hildy Ruben

Bob Poole
Reuben Aaronson

Sam Green

Music Composition
Mark Adler

Assistant Camera
Scott Carrithers
David Lindstrom
David Pickner
Chris Towey

Trevor Gosling
David Linstrom
David Schaaf
Bob Silverthorne
Charles Tomaras

Executive Producer
Fred Kaufman

Production Executive
Barbara Stohlman

Coordinating Producer
Janice Young

Special Thanks
Flight For Life
Michael Lemish
Canine Companions for Independence
Jeanne Hempl & Kim Shaffer
The Women in the Pet Partnership Program
National Capital Therapy Dogs
Washington Animal Rescue League
Chip, Hasly, Cracker, Twany, Cinder, Moose, Molly, Scooter

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