Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here's a little more about myself and how I got started raising puppies for CCI.

In the early 1990's I lived in Southern California, near Del Mar.
At the time I was in involved in riding, showing my horse in
Dressage. Through my horse friends I was introduced to a amazing facility called the Helen Woodward Animal Center located near Fairbanks Ranch. At the Facility there was a small Non-Profit call Canine Companions for Independence temporarily being housed until their new campus was ready in Oceanside.

Around the same time I was working with a dog trainer who knew about CCI and told me more about it. The one main thing I remember was that they were looking for volunteers to help raise their puppies! Puppies? I LOVE Puppies! Well that got the gears turning in my head and I made it a goal to become a Puppy Raiser someday. As you can see it took me over 10 years to meet that goal, but it was well worth the wait!

1 comment:

  1. So fun to be following your blog; I too just turned in my 5th puppy for CCI. It is quite addicting. Funny I did not know you when you lived in Del Mar - had you been in CCI then, perhaps we would have! You may view my blog at All the best with Pup #6; I'm waiting to see how my Francie does in AT.