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Growing Up With Canine Companions

1 month ago   |   By CCI

Hilary Pircher has had three Canine Companions service dogs by her side over the years and credits each of them with a unique purpose in her life. Growing up with cerebral palsy, Hilary often had to rely on her parents. But like any teenager, she longed for autonomy and greater independence. She found that and more with her first service dog, Hudson. “Hudson was a huge source of security for me for 10 years,” she shares. Matched at age 16, he allowed Hilary to live independently in four different cities, go to college and begin a professional career, all things that she and her parents had...
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