Interested in fetching a new opportunity for your life? Consider becoming part of our pack. Whether you want to fully interact with our furry residents every workday, serve our many wonderful volunteers or clients, or help ensure that we can provide our dogs free of charge to those who need them, a Can Do Canines career might be a perfect fit. We are currently taking applications for a Volunteer Coordinator. If you or someone you know might be a good candidate for this position, we encourage you to check out the position description.
Fetching Ball Gala Being Held February 26
Can Do Canines invites the public to its annual Fetching Ball Gala, taking place Saturday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the DoubleTree Bloomington (7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN). Participants will enjoy an inspiring client story, a unique look into the Can Do Canines prison dog training program, fabulous auctions and an entertaining performance by comedian and storyteller Bob Stromberg. KARE 11 Reporter/Anchor Rena Sarigianopoulos will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets must be purchased no later than February 16. All proceeds help Can Do Canines provide specially trained assistance dogs to people with …
Join Our Kennel Staff
Are you an extremely reliable, conscientious person? Do you love animals? Do you like helping people? Join us in our mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs by providing excellent, consistent care to our program dogs and their feline co-workers! Check out the job posting on our Careers page.
Attend an Open House February 5
We will be hosting an open house on Saturday, February 5, from Noon-2 p.m., at our campus. Potential clients, volunteers, or anyone who might be interested in supporting the organization is invited to attend to learn how an assistance dog changes the life of a person with a disability. We are especially excited to offer this open house, because there is currently a minimal wait list for some types of assistance dogs. All Can Do Canines dogs are provided to clients free of charge. There is no pre-registration for this event, so please join us on February 5. Take a …
Career Opportunities Available
Would you or someone you know like to spend some quality time around our dogs? We are urgently looking for multiple people to help out part-time in our kennel. Also, we have a great possibility for someone who has excellent fundraising and communication experience. Please see the job descriptions on our Careers page.
Keeping Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays
Holidays can be stressful, and your dog may pick up on that too! New smells, tempting foods and strangers in the home may all lead to higher stress levels for your dog. Our training department put together some helpful tips to help you navigate the day. From all of us at Can Do Canines—dogs included—Happy Thanksgiving! Toy or Decoration? A dog most likely can’t tell the difference between toys and decorations. If ingested, decorations can cause blockages or damage to dogs. Keep them out of the dog’s reach and if necessary, block access to your decor. Tire Out Your Dog …
Dog Breeding Program Seeking Additional Volunteers
Can Do Canines’ Breeding Program is an essential part of our mission of providing life-changing assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Our dogs not only produce puppies that grow up to be superheroes for their clients but also are critical for how we are continually striving to improve the health and quality of our dogs, generation after generation. Breeder Hosts and Whelping Homes are a vital part of that success. Breeder Hosts care for our breeding females and males in the same way as puppies in training, with the addition of being available for veterinary and breeding appointments, as needed. …
Help Us By Selling Candy Bars
A new shipment of 50 boxes of World’s Finest Chocolate has just arrived at Can Do Canines! Each $60 box contains a variety of 60 candy bars. These are great to sell at your work, at Bingo, at your local VFW or to use as stocking stuffers. If you are able to stop by the Can Do Canines office and pick up a box (or two or three), please contact Kathy Broten at email@example.com. Thanks so much!
Dog Toys Needed for Prison Program
As a way to thank the inmates and prisons that partner with us, we will be sending them thank you cards and new dog toys and treats for their pups this fall. Our supply of dog toys is running low, so we’re asking for your help to fetch us some more, using our Prison Program Toy Drive Amazon Wish List of approved toys. If you do shop on Amazon, you can have the items shipped directly to our facility. Keep in mind that using AmazonSmile will benefit us as well. You are also welcome to buy approved items at your …
Open House Being Held November 11
We will be hosting an open house on Thursday, November 11, from 6-8 p.m., at our campus. Potential clients, volunteers, or anyone who might be interested in supporting the organization is invited to attend to learn how an assistance dog changes the life of a person with a disability. Through a self-guided tour, attendees will be able to watch a trainer working with an assistance dog, talk with a Puppy Program volunteer, and meet graduate teams from each of the five types of areas Can Do Canines trains dogs: hearing, mobility, seizure, diabetes and childhood autism. We are especially excited …