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Home » The Basement Doctor helps Canine Companions for Independence in their move to a brand new facility!

Another organization dear to our hearts, Canine Companions for Independence is a foundation that provides people with disabilities with highly trained service dogs to assist them in every day tasks. These service dogs can act as the ears, hands, legs, and emotional support of their owners leading to increased confidence and independence. Every dog must master 40 commands before graduating from their training and being assigned to a client.

According to Joe Parrish, president of CCI’s North Central Regional board, the North Central Region provides trained dogs for people in 14 states.

After attending a summer service dog graduation, Ron was inspired to provide a donation to support their new location’s board room. The center, now located in Delaware, is preparing for their upcoming move to New Albany on 16 acres near New Albany-Condit Road. The timeline for the build will depend on a capital fundraising campaign.

According to the North Central Region executive director, Megan Koester, the new facility will have a kennel indoor for dogs in training as well as an administrative building along with a training center including a dormitory for clients in training for their dogs. She stated that the company offers clients the dogs at no charge using donations. The dormitories at the facility would save veterans, adults, and children from paying for hotels and meals during their two-week training period.

“That’s the big bonus of having the dorms”, Koester added.

She has stated that there is no set timeline for the construction of the new facility since it will be determined by the completion of the capital fundraising campaign.

According to the North Central Region executive director, Megan Koester, the new facility will have a kennel indoor for dogs in training as well as an administrative building along with a training center including a dormitory for clients in training for their dogs. She stated that the company offers clients the dogs at no charge using donations. The dormitories at the facility would save veterans, adults, and children from paying for hotels and meals during their two-week training period.

“That’s the big bonus of having the dorms”, Koester added.

She has stated that there is no set timeline for the construction of the new facility since it will be determined by the completion of the capital fundraising campaign.