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Kansas City Chapter

Canine Companions for Independence
North Central Region

ABOUT

Welcome to the Kansas City Chapter webpage.  We are an extension of the Canine Companions North Central Region Training Center and our goal is to support Canine Companions through community awareness, social activities and fundraising.  We are active year-round and have been in existence for over 20 years.  Our members include volunteer puppy raisers, graduate teams and other volunteers and supporters from the Kansas City area, as well as a larger area that encompasses Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa!

We meet quarterly for chapter business meetings and hold puppy training classes twice a month, as well as a variety of field trips and community presentations. We are a friendly group who loves helping and encouraging each other in all things. We welcome you to attend any of our meetings and events to get to know us better! 

If you would like to volunteer your support, time and talents to the Canine Companions mission of training Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People®, come join us in the Kansas City Chapter!

VOLUNTEER WITH THE KANSAS CITY CHAPTER

Volunteers are a tremendous resource for Canine Companions and are at the heart of everything we do.  If you love people and dogs, and are looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community, we encourage you to get involved with our chapter!  Below are a few ways to get involved: 

  • Become a volunteer puppy raiser for the first year of care and training of a future assistance dog
  • Provide financial support through fundraising
  • Provide presentations and demonstrations to community groups, schools, clubs, etc. about the Canine Companions program
  • Raise public awareness about assistance dogs, including legislative efforts
  • Help set up booths and work information tables at public events
  • Assist individuals who inquire about getting an assistance dog
  • Help puppy raisers with puppy training and puppy sitting
  • Volunteer for Chapter leadership positions
  • Support those that share the passion and mission of Canine Companions

For more volunteering opportunities please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

EVENTS

Events in the North Central

CONTACT US

Welcome to the Kansas City Chapter webpage.  We are an extension of the Canine Companions North Central Region Training Center and our goal is to support Canine Companions through community awareness, social activities and fundraising.  We are active year-round and have been in existence for over 20 years.  Our members include volunteer puppy raisers, graduate teams and other volunteers and supporters from the Kansas City area, as well as a larger area that encompasses Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa