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Check out the ICAN blog for news, uplifting stories, service dog education, and more.




We love hearing how our service dogs have helped clients and handlers feel more empowered, overcome challenges, and unleash ability. You’ll find these stories below, as well as educational pieces about ICAN and our service dogs.


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October 1, 2021
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5 Tips for Interacting with a Person Who Has a Disability

Did you know that almost 61 million Americans live with a disability that significantly impacts their daily life? Children and adults with disabilities often struggle with […]
September 1, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Service Dog Laws

Trained service dogs help our clients feel empowered, break barriers, and overcome challenges — unleashing independence and ability for amazing results. But service dog laws can […]
August 1, 2021

What to Expect When You Apply for a Service Dog

Nearly 61 million Americans live with a disability that significantly impacts their daily life. Many of them could benefit from a service dog, but they’re not […]
April 19, 2021
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Newsletter Archive

Need to catch up on our emails? Take a look at our newsletter archive for past events, as well as current ways you can support ICAN […]
January 11, 2021

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December 7, 2020
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Training Programs Approve New DOT Rules for Flying with Service Dogs

For years, untrained animals on flights have posed a threat to passengers with disabilities who fly with trained service dogs. These passengers often risked being attacked […]
November 17, 2020
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Journey Indiana featured us in a recent segment!

“Canine Conduits of Hope” We were honored that Journey Indiana, a local PBS program, featured us in their November 10, 2020 segment (Episode 308). The video […]
October 13, 2020

The Story of Ray, the Facility Dog

We train and place service dogs like Ray with people who have disabilities and provide life skills for inmates through their work as trainers. Check out […]
October 13, 2020

The Impact of ICAN’s Program in Prison

Watch this video to hear about the impact ICAN is making on Indiana men and women who are chosen as inmate handlers.
October 13, 2020

Jessica’s Story: A Released Handler’s Perspective

When you are in prison, every day, you think that you are never getting out. I am Jessica Inholt, and I am 31 years old.  I […]
October 9, 2020

The Story of Nick & Festus

My journey begins on November 11th, 2004. While getting ready to either go out on a mission or go to gate one where I was assigned […]
October 9, 2020

A Female Handler’s Perspective

Hear the testimony of a few female handlers on how ICAN’s training program has positively impacted their lives.
October 9, 2020

The Story of the Zetzls, the Wynnes, & Thunder

Watch this video to hear the story of the Zetzl family, the Wynne family, and Thunder the ICAN service dog.
October 1, 2020
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Check out the Towne Post Network article about ICAN!

“Sometimes a dog can make all the difference.” We’re so excited that Towne Post Network of Zionsville wrote an article about ICAN. The story gives an […]
September 17, 2020

IndyBeck.com featured us on her community involvement blog!

Social Bridges to Unleashed Opportunities We’re so excited that Becky Doemland of IndyBeck.com featured ICAN on her community blog! She loves working with and writing about […]
September 1, 2020
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Check out the article about us in August 2020’s Indiana Connection!

Unleashing Hope We’re honored to be the front-page feature for August 2020’s edition of Indiana Connection. Here, you’ll read an inspiring story about Collin (a client), […]
August 13, 2020

The Difference Between Service, Therapy, and Emotional Support Dogs

Service Dogs The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) defines a service dog as one that has been individually trained to perform tasks on cue that assist […]
July 21, 2020

A Volunteer’s Perspective: Ana

Hear from Ana, one of our amazing volunteers, about her puppy love (and her experience as an ICAN furlougher).
July 20, 2020
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A Dog Named Maj

Here’s an inspirational story about an ICAN service dog named Maj who came into Collin’s life at the perfect time.
July 20, 2020

“I didn’t have any love inside of me.”

Hear from Thaddeus, an ICAN handler, on how a service dog paved the way to his heart and helped him love again.
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