Salute Independence Saturday, May 11

A family event for active duty military, veterans, their families and those that support the military

WHO: Active duty service members, military veterans, families and friends, along with professionals who work with the military. Hosted by Fox 10’s Jude La Cava and nationally syndicated radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando

WHAT: Free event with family-friendly activities and entertainment, highlighting Canine Companions assistance dogs for wounded vets, plus area organizations that provide services and support to active duty service members, veterans, people with disabilities and their families

WHERE: Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue in Phoenix

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 10am-2pm

WHY: Launch the national partnership of Canine Companions for Independence® and PetSmart® in support of our veterans with disabilities who can benefit from an assistance dog

  • See if an assistance dog is right for you, become a volunteer puppy raiser, support the Canine Companions Wounded Veterans Initiative and meet puppies and trained service dogs.
  • Get information from area veterans’ services organizations, including colleges, health services and more.
  • Enjoy entertainment for the whole family including live entertainment, the Phoenix Suns Hip Hop Squad, “meet the puppy” photo ops, autographs and more!


Sponsored by Canine Companions for Independence® and PetSmart® 1-800-572-BARK