Medford's Canine Companions for Independence assist disabled

Since it opened in 1989, Canine Companions for Independence's northeast regional center in Medford has placed more than 600 assistance dogs with people who have physical and psychosocial disabilities. On Wednesday, 10 children and adults finally reached the top of a yearlong waitlist to take home a 2-year-old golden retriever, a black Labrador or golden lab mixed-breed at the end of next week.

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