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Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence
The Amarillo Downtown Lions Club participates in the Lions International Project for Canine Companions for Independence program.  LPCCI is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 to educate, raise funds and to seek puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence. Since its humble beginnings, LPCCI has grown in membership and support from Lions Clubs in just two states to 35 states across the nation. Currently LPCCI has 17 Area Directors and 68 Trustees working to create awareness and provide support for CCI. Lions and Lions Clubs contribute to LPCCI through Life Memberships, Club Memberships, awards, sponsorships, fundraising, puppy raising, and volunteering. Our goal is to have representation and support in all 50 states across the nation.

The program provides four types of Assistance Dogs:

Service Dogs

Imagine having a dog that could turn on lights, pick up dropped keys or open a door. Canine Companions for Independence service dogs are partnered

Skilled Companion Dogs

People with disabilities might have trouble reaching a light switch, picking up a dropped pencil or opening a door. Imagine having a dog that could

Facility Dogs

Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or education setting.Canine Companions facility dogs are trustworthy

Hearing Dogs

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
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