Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence
(CCI) pioneered the concept of training dogs to assist people
with disabililies other than blindness. With service dogs as
the cornerstone, the CCI program expanded in the 1980s to
include hearing dogs trained to alert the hearing-impaired,
and social dogs for persons with developmental disabilities or where the supervision
of a third-party is required.
Through the LPCCI program, Lions help provide
trained dogs to persons with disabilities, to assist them in
gaining greater independence, self-esteem and mobitity in
their lives. Clubs are invited to join the LPCCI family of
member clubs by making an annual pledge based on the number of members.
Lions can also be a puppy raiser or breed caretaker!
Life Memberships, LPCCl Fellowships, and Abdul Awards
are wonderful ways to honor a respected member of your
Club. Puppy Adoptions, Team Sponsorships and other
fund-raisers help to provide equipment and supplies for
the regional training centers in Santa Rosa and Oceanside,
Contact your District Trustee or LPCCI for information on
programs and applications.
EXCEPTlONAL DOGS FOR
P.O. Box 3896
Santa Rosa, CA 95402