Ninja is a Canine Companion for Independence (CCI) Hearing Dog. Born Nov 17, 2013 through the CCI breeding program, he spent his first eight months of training in the Gadsden Prison System puppy raising program, then went on to finish his undergraduate training with a volunteer puppy raiser in the Jacksonville Area. He moved on to the CCI Orlando campus, where he did six months of specialized training for the hearing program. In Jan 2016, Ninja and Karen were matched as a Hearing Dog Team, and have been inseparable since. Ninja’s job is to alert Karen to the sounds she cannot hear, giving her independence and safety.
In his spare time he LOVES playing ball and cannot resist greeting any child he sees with a snuggle.