April and Dale
April, from West Virginia, kept everyone laughing with her great sense of humor. Her new partner Dale has a sense of humor too. They bonded …
Nine determined individuals from across the country have made their way to Canine Partners for Life to participate in Team Training, a three-week intensive training program held at our facility. Over the next few weeks, the recipients will learn about the assistance dog industry and public access rights. They will practice service skills, learn training techniques, and take field trips into various public environments to learn how to navigate the world with a new canine partner by their side. Team Training will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, November 6.
This Team Training is sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 79 grants totaling over $575,704 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded over 2,700 grants totaling over $20 million since 1999. CPL is honored to receive the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant.