Witness the true definition of unconditional love revealed in the remarkable stories featured in LOVE HEELS: TALES FROM CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE, a beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrating people and dogs. Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a not-for-profit organization that-with the help of countless volunteers-breeds, raises, trains and plWitness the true definition of unconditional love revealed in the remarkable stories featured in LOVE HEELS: TALES FROM CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE, a beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrating people and dogs. Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a not-for-profit organization that-with the help of countless volunteers-breeds, raises, trains and places its exceptional canine graduates with disabled children and adults who are in need of their assistance. A very special bond between human and canine companion is established. The stories and photos in LOVE HEELS bring the CCI experience to life for the reader and introduce them to many of the thousands of selfless volunteers who make up the breeders, puppy raisers, and trainers of these amazing dogs. From the joyful hours when litters are born, through the playful months of puppy hood, these team members cherish their canine charges until the day they tearfully, yet proudly, pass them on to those who need them most. It is their dedication to henping others and overwhelming love for the puppies that makes it possible or hundreds of people with disabilities to live more independent lives and enjoy an enhanced quality of life. CCI was created for the human partners, for whom performing everyday tasks seemed impossible, until they meet their canine companions. Thesecourageous and determined individuals develop an incredible bond with their new dogs, who not only bring them a great deal of assistance in daily living, (the dogs respond to more than 50 commands), but friendship, joy, and a renewed sense of independence. Being able to take charge of their lives, instead of being taken care of, allows the disabled to reach beyond their limitations to be the best they can be. LOVE HEELS is a heartwarming collection of truly inspirational people and their wonderful dogs that will make you laugh and cry, but most of all will deepen your appreciation and admiration for them all. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of LOVE HEELS will go to the Canine Companions for Independence...
|Title||:||Love Heels: Tales from Canine Companions for Independence|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Love Heels: Tales from Canine Companions for Independence Reviews
Booktalk: Dogs. If you're a dog person, you know that these animals can be so many things: loyal, friendly, unconditional, even silly. But most of all: special. The most special of these dogs are service dogs. This is the story of service dogs who are trained by an organization called Canine Companions for Independence. It tells how puppies are first trained and socialized by volunteer puppy raisers. After a year, the pups undergo six months of training at Canine Companions, learning as much as 60 different commands and things such as how to open doors and pull a wheelchair. Then the time comes when they are matched with humans who need a little extra help to live independently. A dog that is matched with someone who is deaf is trained to alert her when the alarm clock or microwave goes off. Another dog helps a quadriplegic man open doors and pick up stuff on the floor. You'll find out how very special and hard-working these dogs are. And you'll be inspired learning how much LOVE HEELS.
Loved the photographs, the heartfelt message.
Cute book, although rather dated in parts (it was published in 2003). Still, great stories and beautiful photographs.