updated 6/6/2011 4:17:46 PM ET 2011-06-06T20:17:46

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Looking for a gift to get your dad's tail wagging this Father's Day? An exclusive Vineyard Vines custom tie that benefits the assistance dog nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence is just what you have been searching for!

This stunning silk yellow men's tie presents black Labrador dogs sporting the Canine Companions service dog vest, and features a double wool-blend liner handmade in the USA. Vineyard Vines laid-back sophistication incorporated with the Canine Companions logo on the inside makes a great Father's Day gift for the dog lover in your life. Supplies are limited so get your paws on this wonderful gift that your Dad will drool over!

Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs for those suffering from a variety of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal injury, Autism, Down's Syndrome, and more. Plus, they've been providing assistance dogs to soldiers wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan war through the Wounded Veterans Initiative, offering something no physical therapy or treatment can match: constant companionship and a battle buddy.

Established in 1975, Canine Companions has provided over 3,600 highly trained assistance dogs at no cost to the recipient. Located in five regional training centers, Canine Companions builds successful teams between humans and canines by teaching the Labradors and golden retrievers over 40 commands – open doors, turn off and on light switches, pick up dropped items that are out of reach, and alert their partners to important sounds, and more.

To unleash generosity, visit the nonprofit's online giftshop at www.cci-store.com to get your paws on this fabulous tie, a great gift for a dog-loving dad!  Proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence and contribute to the success of those affected by disabilities.  Visit cci.org to learn more.

Jeanine Konopelski
Canine Companions for Independence
National Director of Marketing Communications
e: jkonopelski@cci.org w: 707-577-1759

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About Canine Companions for Independence:

Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non-profit provider of trained assistance dogs with five regional training centers across the country. Established in 1975, Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. There is no charge for the dog, its training and on-going follow-up services. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.

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