The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence has been making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities since 1989. The Southeast Region Training Center, an 8-acre campus, opened on Independence Day, July 4, 2000, and serves the states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The campus, named in recognition of Anheuser-Busch/SeaWorld's million dollar gift, consists of four buildings with a total of 32,000 square feet. It is a state-of-the-art facility where training, education and caring come together.
Raise a Dog, Change a Life
If you are interested in becoming a puppy raiser, please call Linda Kwitchoff at 407-522-3304 for further information. Puppy classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for current puppy raisers in the Orlando area. If you are visiting Central Florida and would like to come to a puppy class on campus, please email Linda Kwitchoff to find out what time you should attend you may also download the schedule here.
Tours of the campus are given every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.Click here for more information and to fill out a tour request form. Tours are not available during Team Training. School tours are offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm and are reserved for school groups only.
Presentations are offered for schools, civic groups, and meetings.
We love to share our story. Please check out the presentation page for more information and to submit your request for a guest speaker from our organization.
Vist cci.org/DogFest for more information
20th Annual Tales & Tails Gala * Saturday, October 1stThank you to everyone who made the 2015 Tales & Tails Gala such a success! Over 600 guests gathered together to celebrate our achievements and support our mission. More than $375,000 was raised to benefit the adults, veterans and children with disabilities that we serve. We are honored to have been shown so much love and support in just one night. We hope you can join us next year as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this event.!
Please view additional events on our Events & Workshops page
Ways to Help
Southeast Region Staff
8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road Orlando, FL 32818 Office: 407-522-3300 Fax: 407-522-3347