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Falls Church Man Receives Second Assistance Dog

Canine Companions for Independence – a national nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities – recently announced that Falls Church resident Matt Trott has recently received his second assistance dog, named Fame, from the group.

Fame is a two-year-old lab/golden retriever who has been trained to respond to over 40 advanced commands. Trott’s first Canine Companions assistance dog Claren passed away last year after 11 years of service.

His new dog Fame is aptly filling the void Claren left behind. Fame can turn light switches on and off, open and close doors and retrieve dropped objects. However, a press release from Canine Companions said, one of her most important jobs will be to provide constant companionship for Matt. For more information, visit