Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Lions have supported Canine Companions® since its founding in 1975. The Lions Project for Canine Companions (LPCC), a Lions foundation, was formed in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization creating awareness and providing support for Canine Companions®, a non-profit organization that provides expertly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

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LPCC is comprised of an all-volunteer Board of Directors, Area Directors and Trustees who devote their time in making Lions all over the United States aware of this magnificent program. Our support has grown with Lions Clubs from California to Maine. Currently Lions Clubs and individual Lions in 26 states support the program. Our goal is to have Lions Clubs in every state participate in this worthwhile program that provides exceptional dogs for exceptional people.


  Canine Companions is a national organization that provides expertly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities free of charge

  • Adults


    Adults with disabilities are partnered with assistance dogs that help with daily tasks or hearing dogs that alert to important sounds to increase independence.
  • Children


    Assistance dogs are trained to perform tasks for children with disabilities to increase independence and inclusion, with the support of an adult facilitator responsible for meeting the team’s safety and health needs.
  • Veterans


    Wounded military and veterans with physical disabilities or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)* are matched with expertly trained assistance dogs for greater independence.
  • Professional


    Assistance dogs are expertly trained and partnered with a working professional in a health care, criminal justice or education setting.
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Canine Companions Assistance Dogs

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    Partnered With Pablo

    Life changed for Chelsey in 2010 when she contracted a bacterial infection after tubing on the Comal River, which led to a bilateral below-knee amputation. For Chelsey, a service dog meant help with these daily tasks, but it also meant more than that. It meant gaining the confidence to go back to school, graduate and become a working professional.
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