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August 13, 2014

This was written by Olivia's mother Joan, describing their new service dog, Allegro - Ally for short.

"Olivia and Ally were destined to be together.  We knew it from the very first time they met during our first interview at the ICAN office.  Ally's ability to understand Olivia was immediate, matching...


August 7, 2014

Maestro graduated in June 2014 and went to Krista as a Autism Assistance Dog.

This letter was written by Krista's mom, Jessica Ennis.

"When Krista and Maestro met there was an instant connection.  The two of them make a unique pair. These last few months with Maestro have been an adventure, a...


August 5, 2014

A letter from Cheryl Polarek about ICAN and her expereince with Tony, her service dog. 

Dear ICAN Friend,

I am thankful for this opportunity to let you all know what ICAN means to me, my family and my profession.  I am a prosecutor who has devoted my career to the children who...


August 4, 2014

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE DOG WEEK!!! We at ICAN would like to celebrate this week by providing information about assistance dogs, the laws pertaining to assistance dogs and their human partners, and the increasing problem of "fake service dogs". 

I hope these blog posts will clarify issues, resolve confusion and provide important information...


July 16, 2014

"Aria has already given me a huge sense of security that I did not have before.   I'm glad to say I can stay home by myself now.  She can also help me open up doors if we set it up for her and pick up items off of the floor...