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The Canine Companions Legacy Fund Team Sponsorship Project – In Memory of Peter (Petey) Weintraub Z”l
After Peter’s passing, Sarah and her family started thinking of ways to honor Peter’s memory, and Canine Companions for Independence jumped to the forefront ~ with the encouragement of Lauren, Ariela (Ari), and Daniel who wanted to create a living ‘Loving Legacy’ that would keep giving in Peter’s memory.

Canine Companions provides many kinds of highly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities FREE of charge. But there is one type that fulfills many of the Weintraub family’s goals ~ Facility Dog Teams ~ in particular those who will be working on a daily basis with children in a hospital setting.


Ari and Glimer
Enclosed is a link to a video about Glimmer, a very special Canine Companions Facility Dog who helps children deal with the challenges of cancer. Take a moment to meet Glimmer by clicking HERE. Ariela Weintraub hopes to follow that same career path and ultimately become a Child Life Specialist, helping to normalize illness and hospitalizations for children and their families. During a family visit to the Canine Companions National Campus, Ari’s eyes lit up at the prospect of applying for a Canine Companions Facility Dog to work with her after graduation, a goal that brightened Peter’s day.


So, in Peter’s memory,our goal is to educate and to sponsor on an ongoing basis Facility Dog Teams to work with Child Life Specialists. Peter was a passionate supporter of Canine Companions for Independence! Won’t you join our team in his memory?
We know Petey will be watching and smiling.
To make your gift by check please contact Margaret Sluyk at 707-577-1734