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 one-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.

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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