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2021 Canines for Kids Goes Over The Edge

Its time to go Over the Edge for service dog teams! Canines for Disabled Kids invites you to participate on October 23, 2021 in rappelling from the roof of a historic building in Worcester, MA. Read More >

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Arin’s Good Girl Dog Treats!

  Arin and Posie AKA Good Girl were sponsored by Canine for Disabled Kids (CDK) in 2008, a partnership that has been life changing. To give back and celebrate CDKs birthday on March 19th we Read More >

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Canines for Kids Incredible Pairings 2021

Canines for Disabled Kids is holding our annual “Incredible Pairings – Beer and Dessert Fundraising Event” on Sunday June 20, 2021, at Wormtown Brewery, 72 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA from 6:30 to 8:00. This year’s Read More >

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Upcoming Events

Houston Abilities Expo

CDK will be presenting at the Houston Abilities Expo on Friday August 6 from 12-12:45 and Saturday August 7 from 11:15-11:45!  Come down and say Hi!  There are booths, workshops and presentations happening all day!  Read More >

Phoenix Abilities Expo

Join us at the Phoenix Abilities Expo!  Kristin and Asha will be presenting on Friday September 10 from 12-12:45, Sat September 11 from 11:15-12 and Sunday September 12 from 11:45-12:30.   There are workshops, booths, Read More >

NY Metro Abilities Expo

Kristin and Asha will be presenting at the NY Metro Abilities Expo on Oct 1st from 12-12:45, Oct 2nd from 1 – 1:45 and on Oct 3rd from 11:45-12:30.  Come check out the event and Read More >



   “…Kristin Hartness and Canines for Disabled Kids really went to bat for me,” …  “Kristin guided me through the process of talking with the media.  She helped me educate the reporter and the public on what the laws were and why we were asking for them to provide a handler for Paris to attend school with Austin.”

     “I owe a lot to Kristin because she taught me how to effectively and professionally talk to the media so that there was no negative backlash to our family.”

Ericha F.
Mom of Austin

- Ericha F

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