About Us

History

For 29 years, Canine Partners for Life (CPL) has been dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, residential companion dogs, and courthouse companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical, neurological, and cognitive disabilities.

CPL was founded in 1989 by Darlene Sullivan, a former special education instructor and animal trainer, in her home. The organization flourished, and in 1997, CPL purchased and moved to a 45-acre property in Cochranville, PA. Today, the property includes The Marian S. Ware Program Services Center, a state of the art kennel, and a training center.

Canine Partners for Life is a recognized and highly respected leader in the assistance dog industry. It was one of the first service dog organizations in the world to be accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and continually meets the highest standards in the industry. Since its inception, CPL has placed more than 700 service and companion dogs in 45 states.