This page is dedicated to all of the Canine Commandos, their parents for chaperoning, and the shelters for allowing the program at their sites. While the Commando names are too many to mention we would like them to be remembered for all of their hard work and dedication to this program and to the dogs.
Thank you to the schools that have participated due to the Gifted Curriculum Challenge grant of $10,000 received in school year 2009-10: Tropical Elementary, Challenger 7 Elementary, Lewis Carroll Elementary with Mila Elementary and Gardendale Elementary, Ocean Breeze Elementary, Indialantic Elementary, University Park Elementary with Riviera Elementary, Meadowlane Intermediate and Roy Allen Elementary.
Thank you to this year's schools from our sponsors ArtLab and Iams Pet Food: Indialantic Elementary, Tropical Elementary, Apollo Elementary, Atlantis Elementary, Lewis Carroll Elementary with Mila Elementary and Gardendale Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Elementary, Royal Palm Academy, Coquina Elementary, Meadowlane Intermediate, Freedom 7 International Studies Elementary, Sable Elementary and Oak Park Elementary.
To Alexa Benton for the original logo design!
A special thanks to Joyce Jellison, our obedience trainer who has been so very helpful to the Commandos and providing the safety and integrity of the program.
Thank you Daniella Sunderland, Tropical's awesome music teacher for her ideas and input for making the theme song a masterpiece.
The Canine Commandos program has saved many a dog’s life. Here, through this website, we hope to spread the news about this project to other schools. Maybe someday the whole nation can join in this project so that other dogs’ lives can be saved.
And it all started in Portable 7, at Longleaf Elementary in Melbourne, Florida in 2003. Canine Commandos grew from a simple idea sparked from an Animal Planet show, and has saved many lives, thanks to the students who devoted their time and effort to the dogs, and made possible with this simple saying: “Do it for the Dogs!!!”