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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 […]
December 7, 2020

Training Programs Approve New DOT Rules for Flying with Service Dogs

For years, untrained animals on flights have posed a threat to passengers with disabilities who fly with trained service dogs. These passengers often risked being attacked […]
November 17, 2020

Journey Indiana featured us in a recent segment!

“Canine Conduits of Hope” We were honored that Journey Indiana, a local PBS program, featured us in their November 10, 2020 segment (Episode 308). The video […]
October 13, 2020

The Story of Ray, the Facility Dog

We train and place service dogs like Ray with people who have disabilities and provide life skills for inmates through their work as trainers. Check out […]
October 13, 2020

The Impact of ICAN’s Program in Prison

Watch this video to hear about the impact ICAN is making on Indiana men and women who are chosen as inmate handlers.
October 13, 2020

Jessica’s Story: A Released Handler’s Perspective

When you are in prison, every day, you think that you are never getting out. I am Jessica Inholt, and I am 31 years old.  I […]
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