Viera Woman's Club works hand to paw with Canine Companions


Chris Whitley, left, Georgene Clark, Lucille Marasco, Carol Buotte, Jeanne Steele, Lee Thompson, Sally Kramer, and Judy Gendron, GFWC Viera Woman’s Club president, provide lunch for clients and staff of Canine Companions for Independence.

Since 1975, Canine Companions for Independence has been the leader in the training and placement of assistance dogs for people with disabilities.  

The nonprofit organization enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. It is the oldest and largest assistance dog organization in the country. All services are provided to their clients free of charge. 

During the past few years, the Viera Woman’s Club has worked to help those receiving dogs by painting and decorating, providing linens, towels and furniture, donated money to purchase dogs for training and providing lunch for those who have completed their training and will travel home with their beautiful four-legged companion.