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Our graduation is around the corner and five of our dogs will be placed with a very special child or adult. One of them is a black lab named Purdue. Working alongside his dedicated handler for the past two years and learning more than 60 commands, Purdue will be going to an eight year old […]

I decided to start off by just sticking my paws in the water to get a little comfortable. Woof! This isn’t too bad. I’m still standing and nothing bad has happened to me yet…I think I can do this!

This page is a tribute to Jammer. The stories and photos are full of emotion, joy, laughter and compassion about how this beautiful dog changed someone’s life.

Words written by the mother of our client Yeahsen – a twelve year old boy who is profoundly deaf and has autism. Last June, Yeahsen was placed with a beautiful service dog named Harmony.

Article on theindychannel.com Written by Jack Rinehart INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis Metro Police Officer slain in the line of duty will receive yet another honor. Officer Perry Renn will be memorialized by a canine companion bearing his name. Ofc. Renn, a 22-year veteran of the force, was killed in a shootout with a suspect in July 2014. On […]

The mission of ICAN is to train and place assistance dogs with children and adults with disabilities, while providing life and job skills to inmates who train the dogs for service work inside Indiana correctional facilities. As I found out at a recent fundraiser, ICAN is an amazing success story. While special to me, my dogs have led run-of-the-mill lives. There’s nothing run-of-the-mill about an ICAN service dog. These dogs are very special, offering great service to children and adults who need their assistance. Those who receive service dogs include people managing health conditions such as autism, type I diabetes, cerebral palsy, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and many other disabilities.

Wherever Krista goes Maestro is right behind her. He adores her and takes his job as her partner very seriously. If she goes outside for any reason without him, he will wait at the door until she returns. Krista likes to climb trees; she can tether him and he will watch and wait patiently for her to come back down.

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 for everyone interested […]

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 for everyone interested […]

(Indianapolis, Indiana (June 23, 2014) – On June 19, Indiana Women's Prison (IWP) celebrated another successful Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) graduation.  Offender dog handlers gave up the dog they lived with and trained for months.  "It's a bitter sweet day to say the least," commented one handler.  "We are passing on our best friend […]