Partner with a Dog

Companion Dog Program

CPL’s Companion Dog Program spends 1 1/2 to 2 years preparing each dog for its partnership. Companion dogs must be physically sound, temperamentally stable, and happy. Great care is taken to select only the most appropriate dogs for this level of work. CPL Companion Dogs are placed within a 250-mile radius of the CPL facility in Cochranville, PA. People who have disabilities may benefit from a CPL home companion dog. (https://​k94life​.org/​p​r​o​g​r​a​m​s​/​a​p​p​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​ns/)

Home Companion Dogs:  Home Companion Dogs serve as well-trained companions for people with a wide range of physical, cognitive and neurological challenges. Comfort, companionship, motivation and sometimes skills useful in the home environment, are provided by CPL home companion dogs. They do not usually provide physical assistance and are considered for individuals of all ages. Home companion dogs bring comfort and joy to their recipients within the context of the home environment only. A person partnered with a home companion dog does not have public access rights.

Courthouse Companion Dogs: Courthouse Companion Dogs  are on-site  at area courthouses  to provide comfort and emotional support to children and adults who are victims of crime as they go through the legal process.

Residential Companion Dogs:  Residential Companion Dogs are trained and placed within the group homes and residential retirement facilities to provide daily pet therapy.