Southeast Region

 

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
Office: 407-522-3300

Fax: 407-522-3347

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 every Saturday for current puppy raisers in the Orlando area. See the class schedule here.  

You may also download the 2014 Summer puppy class roster here. NOTE: "This 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 lsiefferman@cci.org 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
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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.

Important Announcement Regarding the Released Dog Program at the Southeast Region
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

Upcoming Events  

Doubles Tennis Tournament
benefiting Canine Companions 

Saturday, August 2nd
Sanlando Tennis Center, Altamonte Springs, FL
Visit the event web site to get more information.

Event Sponsor: Andy Mackler's Bar Mitzvah Project.

 

 

DogFest Walk 'N Roll
Grab a leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time.

2014 Locations
Nashville - September 13, 2014
Orlando - November 9, 2014
Jacksonville - November 22, 2014

Vist cci.org/DogFest for more information. 
 
 


18th Annual Tales & Tails Gala
Saturday, October 11
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL 

Visit the event web site to get more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets.
 


 

Ways to Help

Wish List
Check out our Ways to Help page for the Southeast Region's current wish list and naming opportunities!

Tribute Wall
Three little words with a big impact.
Caring, Sharing and Service!
Check out our Tribute Wall


 

Southeast Region Executive Director

Cathy Benson

 Southeast Region Staff

For information about donating to Canine Companions please contact Cathy Rodgers
For media inquiries please contact Martha Johnson
For information about applying for a dog click here
If you have more questions about the application process to get a dog please contact Melinda Sowers

407 522-3300
 

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