September 7, 2023

A day in the life of a service dog in training

An average day for an Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) service dog in training begins in a place that might seem unlikely for such a heartwarming […]
September 7, 2023

An In-home Companion

Meet ICAN Nick. As an in-home skilled companion, ICAN Nick helps his client, Donna, to be more independent and rely less on her friends and family […]
September 7, 2023

Four-legged classmate

Meet ICAN Zaniker (“Zan”). Zan is a Facility Dog at Clinton Young Elementary School, where he calmly listens to students learning to read, picks up their […]
September 7, 2023

Healing paws

Kathy Ozolins is an occupational therapist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana who works with patients with vision trouble due to stroke, brain injury, or other […]
July 31, 2023

Through a Dog’s Eyes

Behind each Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) service dog are furlough and puppy raiser volunteers who put in countless hours of work and provide as many […]
July 31, 2023

From tiny paws to big hearts

When Linda Shepard discovered the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) in 2017, she knew she had found what she was meant to do: be a litter […]
May 20, 2023

The gift of Clare

Since being paired with her client Kendall Spilker in 2014, ICAN Clare has spent every day unleashing his independence. And according to his mom, Renee, from […]
May 19, 2023

Unleashing potential

Special education teacher Kathryn Wood was first introduced to facility assistance dogs when her principal suggested the idea to her in 2018. After researching how a […]
April 24, 2023

Swinging with the big dogs

When the first annual Dogs for Vets Golf Scramble in Columbia City debuted in 2021, the driving force behind the charitable event wasn’t even old enough […]