SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Canine Companions for Independence has come up with perhaps the best remedy to take your mind off coronavirus. A live puppy cam!
Yes, every day between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., CCI will have a live camera streaming eight, four boys and four girls, yellow Labrabor-Golden Retriever mix puppies as they eat, sleep, play and grow.
"The litter is being cared for at a Canine Companions staff member’s home near the national headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA," said Courtney Craig, who does Public Relations and Marketing for CCI.
CCI is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to those with disabilities, including veterans and children, for free.
6 News began reporting on CCI in September when we showed how the group was helping service members suffering from PTSD.
In October, we began following the journey of "Journey." A dog in training to become a service animal with CCI.
Phil Davis is a Temple dentist and raising Journey. He's responsible for Journey's food, medical bills, socialization and basic training.
Journey will be with Davis for a total of 18 to 20 months. After that, she'll go to Irving for more intensive training for another six to nine months.
If she passes the Irving stage, she'll be paired with a job.