Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CCI..Eukanuba..Facebook and $$$!!

Eukanuba will donate a $1 to CCI for every person who"likes" Eukanuba's Facebook page, up to $75,000!!! Check out the page and share with friends, this is a great thing for CCI!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Thanksgiving update!

We spent Thanksgiving in Palm Springs and it was so nice! The weather was perfect and everyone there is so dog friendly. Shawn got to go to our favorite art gallery, CODA. She was also a great road trip partner :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Maura - Successor Service Dog

Maura (Lawrence II x Chandra) has graduated as a SSD. Here are some pictures that were sent to me for the blog :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

CCI Dogs having fun!!

Yes, CCI dogs get to have fun!! :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grand-puppy update: Lacinda

Here's an update from Lacinda's (Paxton III x McKenzie IV)  puppy raiser!

"We took our new puppy Lacinda (McKenzie x Paxton) to graduation this past week. Three different people that I had never met before, including one of the CCI trainers, stopped and said "is that a Chandra puppy?" Nope, but we proudly told them she is a grandpuppy!"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November graduation success!!

I am happy to report that Chandra's puppy Maura from her last litter with Lawrence II has graduated as a Successor Service Dog (SSD) in the NC region. Maura was the brown collar puppy and Milano's sister.

It was also a big weekend for grandpuppies!!

NC: Donner and Dreamer graduated (OMSI III x Sashi), Essie II (OMSI III x Pearla).
SW: Brooke II, Blossom & Bayou (Alijah x Omeeka).
Dutch & Dugal (OMSI III x Sashi)
Eugenia II (OMSI III x Pearla)

Still waiting for results from NE and NW, I will update the blog once I get a total. Overall it was a great weekend for Shawn's puppies and grand puppies!! We are so proud of all of the !!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Family photos

Wanted to share some family photos for those who are new to Chandra's blog.

Chandra was born on 3-30-04 to GDB Natalie and CCI's OMSI. Chandra was born at Guide Dogs for the Blind and was the only puppy to come over to CCI, her Guide Dog name was Parma and she was one of 9 puppies. Many of her siblings went on to be Guide Dogs. I have a shutterfly site with pictures of Chandra growing up,


Day at the River

Shawn and Jazz had a great time at the river!! It was the first time Jazz went swimming and she loved it, Shawn is a pro and showed her how it's done :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grand-puppies at puppy class!

Tonight I went to puppy class with Shawn and saw 3 of her grand-puppies!! After class we took a family photo.

Here's who we saw tonight:
Cowan (OMSI III x Zoelle)
Carlita (Terrence x Omeeka)
Trapper (Kaelan x Akeelah)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Graduation update

Last week was a great week for Shawn's puppies and grand-puppies. Her last litter for CCI turned in, Milano and Makia II are back at NW. Macy III is in SW and Maura and Mica are in their 2nd semester in NC.

OMSI III had puppies turn in and 2 graduates!!!

Navarro (x Brynna) and Yaston (x Ember III) both graduated as a Skilled Companions! Congrats to everyone involved!

Here's a list of OMSI's puppies who turned in for advanced training:

Brady, Bonita, Bodega and Brock

Ona's pups:

Bodega, Bonita, Brady, and Brock (SW)
Bijou (NE)
Brianna (SE)

Halor's pups:
Laurie & Locke (NW)
Lovey (SW)
Lillith & Louie (NC)
Lupe & Leah (SE)
Loralee (NE)

Dara's pup:
Flannery (NW)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

California State Fair

Today CCI had a booth at the State Fair. Milano and Shawn hung out and did what they do best, sleep and let people pet them! :) It was a great day informing the public about CCI dogs and the great things that they can do. Shawn showed some of her advanced commands, a crowd favorite was when she picked up my keys for me. It was really nice for Shawn to get to go out to this event, I know she liked getting out of the house! Milano was awesome, I think she's going to do very well in advanced training :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

More grand-puppies

Shawn's puppies Rhianna (Terrell x Chandra) and McKenzie II (Randy IV x Chandra) both have litters of puppies right now. Looks like Rhianna's litter just went out to puppy raisers and McKenzie's are about 2 weeks old now.

New family members include-

Rhianna x Paxton's P litter:

Putnam, Petra, Pluto, Piazi, Petal, Pfeiffer, Peru, Perrin & Philippa

McKenzie x Paxton/Lamond's L litter:

Lindsay III, Lassiter, Lacinda, Lancelot, Leann, Leon II, Leroy III, Levi IV.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lake Tahoe

We're back in Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. Here's Shawn enjoying the
view :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Makia II update

I recieved an email from Makia's puppy raiser, Makia is Milano's sister. Sounds like she is doing well :) Here are some pictures of her:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shawn & Kaelen

CCI breeder Kaelen is spending the weekend with us. He's been fun to
have around! Such a sweet boy, he loves playing fetch and hanging out.
Kaelen was bred to Akeelah for her 1st litter, the "T's" that just went
out to puppy raisers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A day at the park

Shawn had a lot of fun playing at the park today! I went rollerblading
and the dogs ran along with me, Shawn made it 2 laps around the park
before getting tired. Shawn's favorite activity is playing on the slide
at the park, she thinks it's the best! The dogs also had fun running in
the sand and practicing their commands!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Shawn having fun!

Before I go to school I like to let Shawn run around the tennis court,
she got some air today!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Shawn and friends

Shawn and her friends had a great day walking around the park and to the
river. It was a nice day out and getting the dogs out of the house while
it's not raining is always nice.

Vote for Milano!

Check out Milano's photo on Snobby Dogs her picture is titled "A Miracle in the Making". I'm not sure what the prize is, but it's great exposure for CCI :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New CCI Hearing Dog video

"Canine Companions for Independence Hearing Dogs are specially bred Labrador and Golden Retrievers who alert partners to key sounds by making physical contact such as nudging the leg or arm. Among the many sounds Hearing Dogs are trained to recognize and respond to are the sound of a doorbell, alarm clock, someone calling a name or a smoke alarm. After being placed in the home, the graduates “customize” the dog’s alerting pattern to their own particular environment and needs. Examples include: alerting to incoming e-mail messages at work, timers on microwaves, dryers and other appliances, and dropping keys." For more information check out

Friday, January 29, 2010

Shawn's fun filled day

Today started out with a trip to the park with Shawn's friend Taylor, a
very energetic Jack Russell. They played (well Taylor chased a ball
while Shawn sniffed things at the park and then decided to play a few
chase games). Shawn loved rolling around in the grass and getting all
the "good" smells on her..little did she know she would be getting a
bath when we got home! I thought it would be more fun for her to go
swimming and get her bath than to just have a bath, so if was off to the
pool for Shawn. She hasn't been swimming in months, but it's a little
warmer here today and not raining so I thought she would like it. I was
right, she was so excited to get to go swimming and she's clean :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday M litter!!

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to Milano, Makia, Malin, Macy, Maura and Mica!! Hope you all have a wonderful birthday :)
Sacramento, CA
BC for Chandra ("O" x Blaze III, "R" x Terrell, "A" x Kittredge, "M" Randy IV, "M" Lawrence II)
#6 Milano (Lawrence II x Chandra)
#5 Omeeka (Blaze III x Chandra) Breeder 4/08
#4 McKenna II (Terrell x Happy II) Medical COC 7/07
#3 Chandra (OMSI x GDB Natalie) Breeder 10/06
#2 Hiltie (OMSI x Taiko) SC 2/05
#1 Kedra (Neffa x Washaki) COC 4/03