C4C has reached capacity and new applications will likely be for 2024-2025 placement
We believe in the power of community and work together to achieve our goals. Recipients must attend weekly training sessions to ensure they match the assigned dog, and this continues until we are confident in their ability to handle their dogs independently.
The ways in which service dogs can help people are endless. We tailor service dog tasks to meet the needs of each individual; it's not "service dog in a box."
Alice is a Blue Merle Great Dane acquired through ROAR. She is a natural at serving her owner and has become a world traveler!
Bama was acquired through ROAR. He is a handsome Dutch Shepherd/Terrier Mix. He serves an adolescent boy.
Belle is a Golden Retriever and the "OG" of C4C dogs. Now a semi-retired PSD, she is our lead therapy dog.
Biscuit is a standard poodle rescued with his mother and littermate. He is preparing to become a PSD and will soon train with his "person."
Champ is a Cocker Spaniel mix acquired through HWMAR. He has nearly completed his training and is now focusing on the tasks to help his teenage partner.
Ella is a Catahoula/Terrier mix brought to us through ROAR. She does remarkable things for an adolescent boy!
Frankie is a Great Pyrenees mix from HWMAR. She was HW+ upon arrival, completed her treatments and training, and now is away at college with her person!
Kona is a mini Goldendoodle who came to us from a farm in southern Illinois. He now serves a veteran and retired law enforcement officer.
Max is a German Shepherd donated by a local family when their child developed severe allergies. Max now makes a significant difference in the life of an Army veteran.
Oreo is a standard poodle rescued from a puppy mill, along with his mother and brother. He serves an adolescent and proudly attends a local high school.
Ozzie is a Goldendoodle from HWMAR. He is assigned to an adolescent and loves attending school with him to help him manage his day.
Peppa is Ozzie's littermate. She is a Goldendoodle who is super in sync with her adolescent handler. She arrived from HWMAR.
Phoebe is a German Shepherd/Retriever mix donated by a local family. Her littermate is Charlie, a C4C Facility Dog. Phoebe serves a veteran and has made a huge impact on his life!
Rosie is one of the most jovial Golden Retrievers you will ever meet! Donated by Dashagold Retrievers, she happily serves a former police officer who is disabled. Can you see the resemblance to her mom, Belle?
Rubie is a Rottie mix who arrived through HWMAR. Her calm disposition and strong obedience make her an excellent PSD. She attends high school and many soccer games with her person.
Vom Olsonhaus Shepherds donated Salty to C4C. A West German show line GSD, he was our first PSD placement and proudly serves a Marine.
Sophie is a Labradoodle from a farm in southern Illinois. She is preparing to attend high school with her person. Sophie loves to flash her trademark smile.
Our Facility Dogs can only be handled publicly and within the facility by designated Canines 4 Comfort approved and trained handlers. Each of our Facility Dogs is assigned a primary handler with whom they go home each night.
Danté was given to C4C by a friend whose health prevented her from caring for him. He quickly worked his way into our hearts and showed us his strong affinity for children. Danté has established himself as a viable resource at Copeland Manor Elementary School.
Charlies is a Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix donated by a local family. His littermate is Phoebe, a C4C PSD. Charlie serves as the comfort dog for the St. Charles Police Department.
Elwood is a Golden Retriever mix who came to us through HWMAR (his brother is Jake). He serves as the comfort dog for the Libertyville Police Department. Check out the Instagram profile of Elwood, the comfort K9.
Hope is a Golden Retreiver/Shepherd mix donated to us by a family in Plano. She serves as the comfort dog for the Streamwood Police Department.
Jake is a Golden Retriever mix who came to us through HWMAR (his brother is Elwood). He serves as the comfort dog for the Grayslake Police Department.
Krieger was instrumental in helping us assess the need for facility dogs in schools. He serves Greenbriar Elementary School, where the program was piloted. Follow him on Instagram!
Maverick is the first C4C dog placed as a law enforcement comfort dog. Donated by Dashgold Retrievers, Mav is another Belle offspring. He is a member of the Bartlett Police Department. Follow his moves on Facebook!
Moose was donated to us by a family in Oklahoma. He is a Labrador Retriever who has done a remarkable job overcoming his shyness. He loves kids and is a natural at Everett Middle School.
Donated by Mystic Ridge Goldens, Oakley is a Golden Retriever who came to us at eight weeks old. He is assigned to the Hoffman Estates Police Department and is on track to complete his training this year.
Olive is a petite Pyrnesse/Shepherd mix who arrived through HWMAR (her brother is Pickles). She is assigned to the Wheeling Police Department and is expected to complete her training this year.
Pickles is a handsome Shepherd/Pyrnesse mix and littermate to Olive. He is the comfort dog for the Oakbrook Terrace Police Department and has an outfit for every occasion! Follow his adventures on Facebook!
Polly is a sweet standard poodle ready to "sparkle" for Diamond Lake Elementary School. She is finishing her "princess" training and preparing for the royal treatment. Follow her on Instagram!
Sadie is a Goldendoodle placed at the Cove School. Her daily calendar includes student therapies, staff support, and special events. She even appeared in the junior high musical, Annie!
Most dogs offer an emotional connection with their owner, however, to legally be considered an emotional support dog the pet needs to be prescribed by a licensed mental health professional. Our process requires this documentation.
Barney is a Shih Tzu mix who came to us via HWMAR. He helps his adolescent partner through tough days.
Caine is a German Shepherd who hand-picked his veteran owner/handler during a C4C training session, and it's a perfect match!
Gracie is a sweet Pomeranian who has done marvelous things to support her owner's mental health.
KC, a Lalabradoodle, previously lived on a farm and now helps his owner cultivate emotional balance.
Molly is a Bishon mix dedicated to improving the emotional well-being of her owner. She has an impressive repertoire of tricks.
Whiskey is a sweet German Shepherd mix with a similar personality to her owner/handler. Whiskey loves all the dog friends she met at training.
We introduce dogs to our organization based on temperament. As we get to know them and begin their training, we learn more about their personalities and the type of work they are best suited toward. We do not force a dog into a role.
Emily is a Golden Retriever donated by Purple Gate Farms. We fondly refer to her as Emi. She is getting acclimated to new sights, sounds, and smells by her volunteer host family.
Chester (L) and Winston (R) are Springer Spaniels with a big personalities. They were donated by a local breeder. Both love to cuddle and have done quite well with their training.
Donated by Stonewick Poodles, Desi is a Standard Poodle trying to grow into her legs. Littermate to Lucy, this girl has a sweet disposition and loves to cuddle!
Kaylee is a standard poodle who arrived to C4C when her owner passed away. She is sweet, affectionate, and has a wonderful temperment. She loves her host family and is doing well with her training.
Lilly is a petite German Shepherd acquired from a local breeder. She is very loving and enjoys having important jobs to occupy her. We anticipate BIG things from this little girl.
Lucy was donated by Stonewick Poodles. She is a Standard Poodle and smart as she is sweet! Like her littermate Desi, she enjoys cuddle time with her favorite people!
Macki is a spunky Labrador Retriever that quickly worked her way into our hearts. She is training as a psychiatric service dog and splits her time between her host faimly and future person.