The mission of Canine Partners for Life (CPL) is to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities or who are in other situations of need. We achieve our mission by providing and sustaining professionally trained service and companion dogs.
CPL’s service dogs go through an intense two-year training program. In addition to learning advanced obedience and social skills, they learn techniques to help people with disabilities meet the challenges of daily living. During their second year of training, each dog is paired with a human partner. At that point, each dog’s training is tailored to meet the needs of their future partner.
CPL has placed more than 750 service and companion dogs nationwide and provides support to over 200 active teams and 50–70 service dogs in training.
CPL’s primary efforts are focused on an area within a 250 mile radius of Cochranville, Pennsylvania, but they look forward to continuing to place dogs with recipients from across the nation who come them because their dogs and services are held in such high regard.
To learn more, visit their website at https://k94life.org/.