Congratulations to our hero Dr. Patricia Lechten! Thank you for taking such special care of all of us here at COPE Service Dogs! (Jan 2021)


Facility Dog Trooper now at Hospice Orillia (Oct 2020)

Canines in the Classroom visit Georgian Mall Dec 13, 2019

Q Media Solutions – New Video on Canines in the Classroom October 2019
Orillia Business Womens Association goes to the dogs Sep 11, 2019 – Orillia
Buddy Paddles Simcoe July 27, 2019  Bradford Today
COPE dogs hitting the water for 2nd annual buddy paddles event July 27, 2019
Damion Kayne Belgue, Canines in the Classroom student’s incredible journey with Buddy June 10, 2019
Healthy Kids Day – Yukon working the quiet room at Central YMCA Toronto – June 2, 2019
Paw-fect Portraits at MacLaren Art Centre exhibit runs Mar 9-31/19 at the Rotary Education Centre
Barrie 360 – Canines in the Classroom students create beautiful paintings
Barrie Today – Canines in the Classroom students express themselves through art
Simcoe Review Paw-fect Portraits
Giving Thanks for Yukon YMCA Academy Toronto Presentation December 25, 2018
Barrie Today  – BIA’s Giving Tuesday Event – November 27, 2018
Yukon the Facility Dog – YMCA Academy Toronto – November 12, 2018
Moose, one of our newest Facility Dog in action and saving lives!

The story on Moose – Orillia    September 10, 2018

COPE Service Dog’s Dragon Boat Team paddles hard against the wind and rain this year!

Dragon Boat Festival Barrie    August 25, 2018

Breakfast Television Jane and Buddy discuss Canines in the Classroom

Breakfast Television – Buddy-The-Service-Dog   August 14, 2018 interview

COPE Service Dogs – placing Mobility and Facility Service Dogs during the July 2018 Training Camp

Barrie CTV – Team Training Camp with Peggy Lee, Program Director

Buddy Paddles Simcoe with Jane Boake  July 29, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Barrie CTV – Lake Simcoe Paddle completed    August 5, 2018 interview

Toronto CTV News                                     August 4, 2018 interview                                      July 16, 2018 interview

Global News – Buddy Paddles Simcoe   July 13, 2018 interview

Barrie CTV Buddy retiring from CIC      July 8, 2018 interview

COPE Service Dogs partners with HomeLife All Points Realty – Barrie – June 28, 2018

HomeLife All Points Realty

Jane Boake, the Founder of COPE Service Dogs, demonstrates Canines in the Classroom on Barrie CTV News

Canines in the Classroom (CIC)

COPE Service Dogs participates in the 15th Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.

15th Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival raising 1.75 million for charity.

Podcast with Ontario SPCA.


Podcast with Daisy the Hospice Simcoe Facility Dog.

COPE Service Dogs Flag Raising 2017

We had a barking good time on Friday, August 4, 2017, working with the organizers, trainers, and puppy fosters of C.O.P.E. Service Dogs as they celebrated the raising of their flag at City Hall.'Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment', is currently engaged in a fundraising campaign so that they can finalize the training of seven new pups. For more information please visit .Special thanks to City Councillor Doug Shipley who came out to represent The City of Barrie .

Posted by Five Points Media on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Flag Raising with COPE Service Dogs – Barrie Examiner August 4, 2017

COPE-dogs-flag-raising (click on article)

Shelby loves her BIG MAC (COPE Service Dog), at Barrie City Hall August 4, 2017.

Shelby loves her BIG MAC (click on article)

COPE Service Dogs at Barrie City Hall August 4, 2017.

Barrie City Hall goes to the dogs (COPE Service Dogs) (click on article)

COPE Service Dogs Dollar-A-Day Campaign on Barrie CTV news July 31, 2017.

These dogs are used to delivering help, but now they need yours!

COPE Service Dog April 11, 2017 Daisy joins Hospice Simcoe in Barrie :