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March 16, 2018

Prior to being adopted into our family, our son Nicholas lived in a Russian orphanage where he experienced under-stimulated, neglectful, institutional care. When he came home at 18 months,


November 27, 2017

A Dog Named Jackson written by Stephanie, ICAN Handler, Indiana Women's Prison

Jackson will be graduating in December to be placed with Eugene who lives with Cerebral Palsy. He will be providing him mobility assistance.

Trying to write this has been one of the biggest challenges I've had here at ICAN.  I'm Foster,...


November 27, 2017

The Teachings of Walter by Vanessa, ICAN Handler, Indiana Women's Prison

Walter will be graduating in December and will be placed with a young teen named Julie who lives with Down Syndrome.

My name is Vanessa. I have been a trainer in the ICAN program for almost 3 years. The dog that I...


October 23, 2017

An Old Friend I've Just Met: Senator

by Mary Lofton

(Mary received Senator as an In-Home Skilled Companion at the 2017 ICAN Summer Graduation. Her husband, WTHR Meteorologist, Chuck Lofton, along with Nicole Misencik, will be co-hosting ICAN's 15th Celebration on November 17th).

Senator & Mary

I wish you could meet my old...


June 29, 2017

It's not too often that you find a four-legged friend that's won an election. However, it's happened at ICAN, and Truman came out as the "Top Dog." In his new role, as a facility assistance dog, he'll be using his people