The Holiday 2016 issue of The Companion, the electronic newsletter of Canine Companions for Independence has Dean & Gerda on the cover and contains a one-page piece titled “An Elegant and Exalted Enterprise.” I’ve archived a copy here and the original can be found here.
Novelist Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda, have been loyal and passionate supporters of Canine Companions since the 1990s. Dean has penned six books that showcase the Koontzes’ love for the released and retired Canine Companions dogs they’ve adopted.The author’s proceeds from the books are donated to their dogs’ alma mater. On top of that, the Koontzes have also provided extraordinary financial contributions to Canine Companions and are the Southwest Region’s campus benefactors.
Recently, Dean put pen to paper to reflect on why our mission resonates so deeply with him. The result is something to which we all relate, but only a best-selling author could write.