The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1989 in Orlando, Florida. The Southeast Regional Center opened on Independence Day, July 4, 2000, and serves the 8 states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
The 8-acre Anheuser-Busch/SeaWorld campus, named in recognition of the company’s $1,000,000 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.
8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32818
Volunteer puppy raisers are in high demand right now. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this highly rewarding volunteer position, please call LeAnn Siefferman at 407-522-3304 for further information.
Puppy classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for current puppy raisers in the Orlando area. See the 2015 Class Schedule and Roster here. NOTE: "The Puppy Class Roster is for the use of puppy raisers in Central Florida who are regulars to the classes. If you are visiting Central Florida and would like to come to a puppy class on campus, please email LeAnn at email@example.com to find out what time you should attend."
Tours of the campus are given every Tuesday at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Click here for more information and to fill out a tour request form.
Due to Team Training tours are not available between August 4 - August 15, 2014.
School Tours are offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM and are reserved for school groups only. Please contact us directly for more information or fill out the tour form to reserve your place.
Presentations are offered for schools, civic groups, and meetings, Please check out the presentation page for more information and to submit your request. Please allow four weeks before your scheduled meeting date to allow us time to find a presenter in your area.
Information Regarding the Released Dog Program - Updated November 2014
Due to an extended wait list we are currently not accepting new applications for dogs released from our professional training program. Please read more details about our decision here
DogFest Walk 'N Roll
Grab a leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time.
Panama City - March 7
Atlanta - September
October - Nashville
October - Tampa
November - Jacksonville
November - Orlando
Vist cci.org/DogFest for more information.
Save the Date for the
2015 Tales & Tails Gala
Saturday, October 10
Thanks to our sponsors, gala committee members and Blue Sky Riders for making our 2014 event a success. Please visit the event web site to see a list of sponsors.
Ways to Help
Check out our Ways to Help page for the Southeast Region's current wish list and naming opportunities!
Three little words with a big impact.
Caring, Sharing and Service!
Check out our Tribute Wall