South Central Training Center

Serving the state of Texas

Canine Companions for Independence South Central Region is the sixth and newest region. The Kinkeade Campus at Baylor Scott & White Health is located in Irving, Texas, and is the first assistance dog program to partner with a healthcare system. The campus is named for United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who took the lead in bringing this partnership together for the formation of a campus to serve the state of Texas. Opened in November 2015, the Kinkeade campus recently celebrated its two-year anniversary. We look forward to continuing to enhance lives through our wonderful assistance dogs in the Lone Star State.

We invite you to explore our volunteer opportunities, make a donation or attend an event. Presentations are also available for your group by a Canine Companions representatives. 

South Central Region Staff:
Mikell Bollinger, Director of Advancement | Lacey Wicks, Volunteer and Community Events Coordinator | Courtney Craig, Public Relations Coordinator | Lisa Sawyers, Office Manager
Sarah McCracken, Program Manager | Becca Bell, Puppy Program Manager

Public tours of the Kinkeade campus are held the 1st Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm. No RSVP required.

Contact us for information about tours, presentations and more.

Texas Puppy Raisers Needed!

2016 Landing Page Promo running puppy

More Texas puppy raisers means more Texans' lives forever changed. Volunteer puppy raising is a unique way to make an impact in your community and give the gift of independence to someone with a disability. To learn about becoming a volunteer puppy raiser please click here.

South Central Training Center

Canine Companions for Independence
Kinkeade Campus
at Baylor Scott & White Health
7710 Las Colinas Ridge
Irving, TX 75063
(214) 259-4700 Voice
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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