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Luis and Millie

Luis and Millie

This young man, a high school student, had his childhood cut short when a tragic accident left him with a disability that would change his life. Luis came …

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  1. Katy 2017-02-23

    National Puppy Day!

    March 23, 2017

    Each puppy born into the CPL family has a big and bright future ahead of them. It takes A LOT of training to become the beautiful, well-mannered services dogs you … Continue

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    Breaking Ground on the Marian S. Ware Program Services Center

    March 20, 2017

    It has been an exciting week at Canine Partners for Life. On Thursday, March 16, we broke ground on the new Marian S. Ware Program Services Center! This building is … Continue

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    World Premiere of Letting Go of Adele

    March 17, 2017

    Letting Go of Adele, a documentary by Long Haul Films, features the story of Marty and Adele, the very first cardiac alert team to graduate from Canine Partners for Life. … Continue

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    Dog’s Day Off

    March 10, 2017

    All of our dogs work hard and although they love their jobs, who wouldn’t want a vacation? The CPL dogs and puppies in training decided to bring back Dog’s Day … Continue

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    CPL Launches $8.5 Million Capital Campaign to Expand Facility

    March 2, 2017

    Canine Partners for Life (CPL) has launched an $8.5 million capital campaign, The Partnership for Independence Campaign. This campaign will create facilities which are safe, accessible, appropriately sized, and respectful … Continue

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    CPL’s Basement Bargains

    February 1, 2017

    Canine Partners for Life has found some hidden treasures while cleaning out our basement! For two weeks only, you will have a chance to take home unsold auction items from … Continue

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    Puppy Homes Needed!

    January 3, 2017

    You can help provide independence to an individual with a disability by raising a puppy for CPL! Volunteer Puppy homes provide a loving and safe environment for a CPL puppy … Continue

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    SCI Somerset Raising Litter of Newborn Puppies

    December 16, 2016

    Inmates and staff from the State Correctional Institution in Somerset, PA will be working together to raise a litter of newborn puppies for CPL. The nine puppies and their mom, … Continue

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    Support CPL Today for #GivingTuesday!

    November 29, 2016

    Today is Giving Tuesday! While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are widely recognized as the start of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday has quickly become the start of the giving … Continue

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    Congratulations to our Fall Graduates!

    November 14, 2016

    The CPL family grew by ten! On Sunday, November 6, nine full service teams and one home companion team graduated from CPL! We also celebrated the accomplishments of Alice, who started her … Continue

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    Fall 2016 Team Training has Started!

    October 17, 2016

    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. … Continue

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    Demo Dog Sage Retires

    October 4, 2016

    Sage, our demo dog extraordinaire, has officially retired from her duties at CPL. Over the past 12 years, Sage has given demonstrations to hundreds of local clubs, corporations, and schools. It … Continue

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    CPL Graduate Receives AKC Award for Canine Excellence

    September 23, 2016

    CPL service dog graduate Teddie has been selected to be the recipient of the AKC Award for Canine Excellence in the service dog category! According to the AKC Humane Fund, … Continue

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    International Assistance Dog Week

    August 12, 2016

    It is International Assistance Dog Week, a week created to bring awareness to the assistance dog industry, to celebrate the many ways service dogs change lives, and to honor the … Continue

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    Cow Bingo Tickets Now Available!

    July 20, 2016

    Do you want to be the proud winner of $5,000? Purchase a Cow Bingo square today! CPL’s Open House and Cow Bingo will take place on Saturday, September 17 from … Continue

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    SCI Muncy Raises $4,800 for CPL

    July 19, 2016

    The inmates involved in our Prison Puppy Raising Program at the State Correctional Institution – Muncy, hold an annual Paws Walk to benefit CPL. By making a small donation, inmates … Continue

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    Nickels for Nonprofits

    July 7, 2016

    The Whole Foods Market in Glen Mills, PA has selected Canine Partners for Life as the beneficiary for their “Nickels for Nonprofits” fundraiser this quarter! From now until September 25, … Continue

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    Celebrate Independence With CPL!

    June 7, 2016

    How are you celebrating Independence Day this year? We are launching a new campaign to celebrate the independence and freedom a service or companion dog can provide to someone with … Continue

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    CPL Prison Puppy Program Liaison Receives Award

    May 31, 2016

    Erica has been the volunteer trainer at SCI Greene, a facility involved in our Prison Puppy Raising Program, since May 2014. She was recently selected as the SCI Greene 2016 … Continue

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    CPL Volunteer Wins Delaware Photographic Society Photo Show

    May 2, 2016

    Dave Osberg volunteers for CPL in many different capacities but spends most of his time walking dogs and sharing his photography talent with us. Over the past year, Dave has … Continue

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    CPL Featured on WCBM TalkRadio AM 680

    April 20, 2016

    Canine Partners for Life was recently featured on Michael Gerlach’s radio show, Insight on Disability, on WCBM 680. Insight on Disability is dedicated to bringing awareness to disabilities and how … Continue

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    Autism Awareness Month

    April 6, 2016

    April is ‪‎Autism Awareness Month‬. CPL home companion dogs have provided comfort, companionship, and emotional support in the home environment to several children and adults living with Autism. Bryn, a … Continue

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    National Puppy Day!

    March 23, 2016

    Today is National Puppy Day and we have A LOT of puppy love at Canine Partners for Life. 71 puppies are currently in their first year of training. Many of these … Continue

  24. Sock Campaign 2016

    Buy Your Custom CPL Socks Today

    March 1, 2016

    We’ve got a special offer that will warm your heart and your feet this week! CPL has partnered with Bakdrop to bring you these custom socks for one week only. … Continue

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    CPL is Going to BERMUDA!

    February 25, 2016

    Join us as we sail from Cape Liberty, NJ to Bermuda from October 1–6, 2016! This is a group fundraising trip and a perfect opportunity to reunite with others who … Continue

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    CPL Prison Puppy Raising Program Expands

    February 10, 2016

    Thanks to the support from our donors, volunteers, and graduates, CPL is able to continually grow. We are excited to announce that we started off 2016 by adding another facility … Continue

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    Homer Placed as Residential Companion Dog

    January 15, 2016

    Homer, a two-and-half-year-old Yellow Labrador was welcomed with open arms at Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Northeast Philadelphia on Monday. Homer is their new Residential Companion Dog. He will live … Continue

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    CPL visits West Pharmaceuticals

    January 5, 2016

    CPL Board Member and volunteer, Janet Cooper, organized a Lunch and Learn at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. today. West employees heard a testimony from one of our Home Companion teams, … Continue

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    CPL on 99.5 WJBR

    December 30, 2015

    Canine Partners for Life was given the exciting opportunity to be interviewed by Catey Hill for the Focus on Delaware Valley program on 99.5 WJBR. Darlene Sullivan, CPL Executive Director, and … Continue

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    Dear Santa

    December 21, 2015

    Dear Santa, We have been really good dogs this year and are learning lots of cool things. Training is hard — do you know they expect us to open the … Continue

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    #GivingTuesday is Here!

    December 1, 2015

    You have celebrated with family and friends on Thanksgiving, scored major deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now show your love for Canine Partners for Life by making a … Continue

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    Two Released Dogs Available for Adoption

    August 10, 2015

    UPDATE — Danny and Samba have both been adopted. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest! To be considered for future released dogs from Canine Partners for Life, please contact Donna … Continue

  33. Canine Partners for Life Wants You to Pawty for a Cause!

    May 11, 2015

    Cochranville, PA – Join Canine Partners for Life as we celebrate our silver anniversary at Pawty at the Preserve on Saturday, May 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. This not-to-be-missed … Continue

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    Sundance Vacations Sponsors CPL!

    March 9, 2015

    They say dogs are man’s best friend, but how about a young woman’s best friend and life-changing service dog? Sundance Vacations is proud to support Canine Partners for Life (CPL) … Continue

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    It is Love at First Sight for CPL Puppy Raisers

    February 17, 2015

    First time CPL puppy raiser volunteers Elise (left) and Betty (right) met their new charge, Murray, recently. This nine week old black Lab pup is a sweetie and it was … Continue

  36. CPL Participates in the U.S. Department of Transportation Disability Forum

    November 14, 2014

    On Wednesday, November 5, CPL graduate and administrative assistant Caitlin Case and her service dog Forest represented Canine Partners for Life at the U.S. Department of Transportation Disability Forum. CPL … Continue

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    CPL Supports Epilepsy Awareness Month

    November 14, 2014

      November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and in recognition and support of the effort to increase awareness of Epilepsy’s impact and reach, these seven week old CPL puppies from Journey’s … Continue

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    WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CPL PUPPIES!

    November 6, 2014

    Meet six new members of the CPL family — these are  Journey’s four week old puppies. She had six in her litter: three females and three males. When they reach eight … Continue

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    THE FALL 2014 CLASS GRADUATES!

    November 6, 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS to the Team Training class of Fall 2014.  Sunday, November 2 was graduation day, the culmination of three intense weeks of training, field trips, lectures, sharing and connecting. The relationships … Continue

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    Team Training Fall 2014 is here!

    October 14, 2014

    The new class of Team Training Fall 2014 is underway! Last Saturday night was the official opening dinner of this training session. CPL staff, volunteers, students, family and supporters were … Continue

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    CPL’s Open House & 25th Birthday Party Sets New Attendance Record

    October 7, 2014

    CPL’s Open House & 25th Birthday Party was the place to be on Sunday, Oct. 5. Gorgeous fall weather, lots of thing to see and do such as service dog … Continue

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    CPL’s Summer 2014 Service Dog Teams

    July 1, 2014

    It was a day of towering emotions, heartfelt leave-takings, and new beginnings as the graduating teams shared their experiences and hopes with the appreciative and supportive crowd of over 200. … Continue

  43. Summer 2014 Team Training is almost here!

    June 6, 2014

    There is definitely an air of excitement around CPL these days. Saturday night is the welcoming reception for a new class of CPL service dog teams. For three weeks these … Continue

  44. Veterans Support Group Honors CPL Executive Director and Founder Darlene Sullivan

    May 30, 2014

    What brings a fallen hero back from the brink, when they have given everything they have (and beyond) to defend our country’s safety and basic freedoms, and yet think they … Continue

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    CPL appears on the Today Show!

    May 29, 2014

    We are thrilled to announce that we will be featured as part of the Today Show on May 30 — special thanks to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb for including CPL … Continue

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    CPL’s service dog video is named a finalist in the Philly DoGooder II video awards

    March 5, 2014

    Great news! The service dog video created for Canine Partners for Life by Corey Popp, an independent filmmaker from Philadelphia, as part of the Philly DoGooder video awards project was selected as … Continue

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    CPL is featured in ‘The Service Dog,’ a video entry in the 2nd Annual Philly DoGooder II Awards

    February 17, 2014

    Canine Partners for Life is delighted to announce that they have been chosen as a featured nonprofit in Philly’s DoGooder 2nd Annual Video Awards.  The Philly DoGooder Awards was launched to … Continue

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    CPL Puppies Get Ready for New Year’s — video!

    December 31, 2013

      Watch this video of three 8 week old CPL puppies getting a bath. Best wishes from everyone here at CPL for a wonderful New Year’s and a great 2104! http://​youtu​.be/​-​o​U​g​A​K​W​8​I3I

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    Come Along On A CPL Puppy’s Journey

    December 20, 2013
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    CPL Annual Report 2013

    December 18, 2013

    CPL Annual Report 2013