Northwest Training Center

Serving Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

Canine Companions for Independence was founded in Santa Rosa, California in 1975. The National Headquarters and Northwest Training Center are located on the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, California. The Schulz Campus, named after generous supporters Jean and Charles Schulz, opened in 1996. The Northwest Region serves people in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

Canine Companions is closely monitoring developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking precautions to limit its effect on our operations, including cancelling or postponing many large group events and non-essential activities, including most travel, public campus tours and on-campus large group activities. Our campus is currently closed to the public. We look forward to being able to see you and serve you in our usual fashion as soon as possible!

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Schulz Campus Tours:
Schulz Campus tours are currently suspended. Campus tours are typically offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and 2pm. Please come by to see our beautiful campus, or join us for a graduation in the future. We hope to see you soon!

Northwest Region Staff:
Rachel Meyer, Executive Director | Angie Escudero, Senior Director of Development | Mary Caplice, Director of Development, Donor and Corporate Engagement | Michael King, Volunteer Coordinator | Michelle Williams, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator | Jamie Roach, Community Events Coordinator | Juliet Porton, Development Associate, Grants and Foundations | Aimee Somermeier, Office Manager | Ann Hamachek, Gift Shop Coordinator

Kim Mizia, Program Manager | Halli James, Participant Program Manager – Graduate | Katie Parker, Participant Program Manager – Applicant | Kristina Gehlken, Training Manager | Pam Brownlee, Program Assistant | Susan Porteous, Puppy Program Manager | Carina Diaz, Puppy Program Assistant

Northwest Region Board of Directors:
Linda Wight, President | Shira Mowlem, Vice President | Theresa Dutton | Floranne Fanti | Joel Louraine | P.L. Maillard | Carol Weldin | Randy Wight | Kathy Zastrow

Contact us for information about tours, presentations and more.

Canine Companions service dogs with campus sign

Canine Companions for Independence

Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 577-1700 Voice
(707) 577-1712 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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