Northeast Region


The Northeast Regional Center of Canine Companions for Independence
provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities 
in 13 states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, 
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. 

Since opening in 1989, the region has placed 623 Assistance Dogs and more than 300 of these
teams are still active.  In July of 2008, the Northeast Region
moved into its new 11-acre, 39,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility,

The Miller Family Campus. 
The campus' Canine Care Center features 35 kennels, exercise yards, a wellness 
clinic and grooming facility, along with separate kennels and play yards for puppies.  
The  Hagedorn Team Training Residence Hall has 11 spacious fully handicapped 
accessible dorm rooms for training participants and their families. Bogie's Bistro provides 
a community space with an accessible kitchen, dining room and lounge.  There are
5 training rooms that are utilized for team training, advanced training, puppy classes, as
well as community meetings. 

The Northeast Region is proud of its facility and have scheduled tour dates.  Upcoming dates: January 13th at 2pm, February 24th at 1pm, March 16th at 2pm, March 30th at 1pm and April 13th at 2pm.    

Registration is required.  Please register at    

We also provide demonstrations/presentations throughout the region.  If you are interested in receiving information, setting up a demonstration, or presentation, please contact us.

Canine Companions for Independence
Northeast Regional Training Facility
Miller Family Campus
286 Middle Island Road
Medford, NY  11763
Debra Dougherty - Northeast Executive Director 
VOICE: 631.561.0200
FAX: 631.561.0230 
TOLL FREE: 800.572.BARK (2275)

Northeast Regional Board:

Marc Wortsman, Board President
Yvonne Dagger
Stacey Johnson-Lucchino
John Libonati
Nancy McGraw
John Miller, Past President
Javier Robles
Jeffrey Schlossberg
Bari Taylor
Nancy Teague
Susan Winters
Col. E. David Woycik, Jr.



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