North Central Region

The North Central Regional Center of Canine Companions for Independence®, located in Delaware, Ohio, provides highly trained assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities in 14 states including Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Currently, the region has more than 300 dedicated volunteers including 130 active volunteer puppy raisers ensuring our organization continues to provide “Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People®.”

Once per month the North Central Region provides scheduled facility tours. During the tour, you will learn more about Canine Companions for Independence, the training facility, assistance dogs and assistance dog etiquette. Call today to inquire about the next available tour date.

Canine Companions' staff and volunteer speakers are also available for meetings and events throughout the region. A presentation may be done with or without a dog and can educate your guests about Canine Companions.

If you would like more information about tours or speakers, please call the North Central Regional Center at (740) 833-3700.


North Central Executive Director - Megan Koester 

Office Manager - Kylee Smith 

Contact Us 

Canine Companions for Independence North Central Regional Center
4989 State Route 37 East
Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 833-3700 Voice
(740) 363-0555 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

For driving directions, please click here.


For information about applying for a dog please click here

For information about our puppy program please click here

For media inquiries please contact Molly Schulz

For information on volunteer opportunities please contact Lori Hamlin

For all other inquiries and information about how you can donate to Canine Companions please contact our regional training center at (740)833-3700.




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