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January 1, 2023

Who Qualifies for a Veteran Service Dog?

ICAN has partnered with the Veteran Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care System to create our Veteran Services Division (VSD). Our VSD provides service dogs for veterans […]
December 1, 2022

Adventures in Puppy Sitting

ICAN service dogs spend approximately two years in training in order to provide independence and break barriers for children, adults, and veterans in Indiana. This training […]
November 1, 2022

Veteran Service Dogs: How They Help

For many veterans, service-related trauma significantly impacts their day-to-day activities and quality of life. With the help of a specially trained service dog, these veterans can […]
October 1, 2022

Service Dog Terms to Know

Service dog training and placement is an industry that involves a wide variety of terminology that can be confusing! Keep reading to learn some common service […]
September 1, 2022

Facility Dogs: How They Help

You might have seen or heard about service dogs working in  schools, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and courtrooms. But what exactly do they do? Facility dogs […]
August 1, 2022

How to Teach Kids About Service Dogs

Children are naturally curious and may even be excited to see a working dog, so learning how to teach kids about service dogs is important in […]
July 29, 2022

Being a Litter Host

ICAN’s accredited service dog training and placement program is designed to provide safety, friendship, and independence for children and adults with disabilities—and we rely on our […]
June 21, 2022

7 Questions to Ask When Applying for a Service Dog

Being paired with a service dog is a huge decision that can change your life forever. By reviewing these questions to ask when applying for a […]
June 8, 2022

Indiana Canine Assistant Network merges with Ft. Wayne-based Our Turn to Serve—a not-for-profit service dog organization that assists veterans with combat-related challenges.

Indianapolis, Indiana – June 8, 2022 – Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) announced today its merger with Our Turn to Serve (OTTS), a not-for-profit organization in […]
June 6, 2022

Mobility Assistance Dogs: How They Help

Every day, mobility assistance dogs provide life-changing aid to individuals who use a wheelchair or have other mobility challenges. These dogs can provide highly specialized support […]
May 4, 2022

6 Ways to Get Involved with ICAN

There are many ways to get involved with ICAN! Opportunities include working hands-on with our service dogs in training or donating time to help with outreach […]
May 2, 2022

Service Dogs: Do’s and Don’ts

Seeing a service dog in public is great! It means that the dog is able to provide their handler with a new level of independence and […]
March 31, 2022

Volunteering for ICAN has transformed my life.

Judy Harrington’s Story If you ask Judy, she will tell you that ICAN has transformed her life since becoming a volunteer almost 10 years ago. Because […]
March 28, 2022

ICAN Receives Transformational Gift

ZIONSVILLE, INDIANA, March 28, 2022 — Mike and Judy Harrington presented The Indiana Canine Assistance Network (ICAN) with a generous gift of $1.5M. This gift will […]
March 27, 2022

The Perspective of a Furlough Volunteer

Imagine all the things you do in your day-to-day life, such as going to work, school, or the grocery store. I do all of these same […]
March 15, 2022

Honda of Fishers Hosts ICAN’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off Event

ZIONSVILLE, INDIANA, March 11, 2022 — Honda of Fishers hosted a kick-off event Friday, March 18, 2022 at 10:30 am to announce their partnership with the […]
October 1, 2021

5 Tips for Interacting with a Person Who Has a Disability

Did you know that almost 61 million Americans live with a disability that significantly impacts their daily life? Children and adults with disabilities often struggle with […]
September 1, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Service Dog Laws

Trained service dogs help our clients feel empowered, break barriers, and overcome challenges — unleashing independence and ability for amazing results. But service dog laws can […]
August 1, 2021

What to Expect When You Apply for a Service Dog

Nearly 40 million Americans live with a disability that significantly impacts their daily life. Many of them could benefit from a service dog, but they’re not […]
April 19, 2021

Newsletter Archive

Need to catch up on our emails? Take a look at our newsletter archive for past events, as well as current ways you can support ICAN […]
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