*Thus far, 2021 has been an amazing year for Canine Guardians. Other than the constraints of the pandemic, we have been blessed with generous donations, exceptional puppy parent trainers (although we need 2 more), wonderful opportunities to get the word out about our dogs and the services they provide, excellent placements of our dogs, and grateful recipients who genuinely LOVE their new fur baby. So far this year we have placed 5 dogs. We continue to raise and train our puppies/dogs meeting every other week for training because we believe that saving a life, one dogs at a time, is so important and rewarding. See below to read some of the testimonials we have received from our recipients.
*Every other week we have been at the wonderful Napa Farmer's Market. We have met great people, many who have become Puppy Parent Trainers! We want to get the word out as to what we do so someone who may need our help knows about us and our services.
*We were able to hold our 6th annual golf tournament this year - at Kennedy Golf Course. We SOLD OUT, which is a first for us, with 21 4somes and a packed room for dinner, outstanding silent auctionitems, fun raffle prizes, and 1st time live dessert auction. It was so much fun. See photos below. We are so thankful for our sponsors and donations- local and corporate companies - and items donated by friends and family. THANK YOU! You all made the event great!
*This year we have been invited to be in the Napa Give Guide - a fabulous
way to give back to the community and charities you love and care to support.
G!G showcases 52 small, medium and large organizations whose missions fall into one of seven categories: Animals, Arts & Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness and Youth & Seniors. You can donate to 1 or all 52 at one easy to use website. To visit/donate to Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs go to
https://www.candogiveguide.org/campaigns/canine-guardians/ You will receive a handwritten thank you note AND, if you donate at least $25, you will receive one of our adorable 2022 Calendars dull of our beautiful puppies and dogs.
*Service dogs truly change the lives, enhance the lives, and sometime give life back to their furever person. As you can read in the testimonials, our dogs are making a difference in people’s lives – saving lives, saving marriages, saving families. We are currently training 11 dogs and are looking for 2 more puppy parents-trainers. If you are interest,
please ask us about it! We have all been PPTs! There's also more info on being a PPT at Click Here
Our wants right now are a facility. We need a building and a little land for trainings, occasional boarding, holding meetings, meeting with potential PPTs and recipients and others wanting to learn about our services and possibly a place to hold future fundraisers! Please reach out to me if you can help.
Rochelle Haskett, Founder
Testimonials from Our Dog Recipients
(Our recipients are pretty private people so we are always thrilled when we recieve a call, text, or email from one of them!)
“Each day Dolly comes to work with us at the Yountville Veteran’s Home and spends the day being a loving and inspiring companion to the veterans.”
“Honestly, I cannot imagine where I’d be in my life if it weren’t for Captain.”
“My dog, Abbey, works her “magic” every day.”
“Dana is so easy and has already improved my life significantly.”
“The Patriot is the best companion one could have. He has helps me navigate airports and airplanes and feel far more comfortable in a crowd.”
Daily texts from one Veteran:
“Bristol is helping me be more patient. This is a win win situation. He’s already had a tremendous impact on me and I’ve only had him 3 days.”
“I’m so happy!”
“Bristol is that special, last night he finally cuddled up to me close to my face and we were asleep in seconds. I can’t remember a time I was happy about waking up at 6:45am because I slept so well.”
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I can actually see a future with possibility and happiness. Even after just a few days the difference in the way I feel is completely opposite. I don’t feel hopeless anymore.”
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