South Central Training Center

Serving the state of Texas

young girl next to assistance dogThe Canine Companions South Central Region training center opened in 2015 to serve the state of Texas. The Baylor Scott & White – Kinkeade Campus is located in Irving, Texas and is the first service dog program to be connected with a healthcare system. The campus is named for United States Federal District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who took the lead in bringing these two organizations together. We are proud to be enhancing lives of people with disabilities through our expertly trained service dogs in Texas.

There are numerous ways to get involved. Please use the navigation pane on the right to learn more and connect with us!

COVID-19 Update:

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 large group events and non-essential activities, including most travel, public campus tours and on-campus group activities. Our campus is currently closed to visitors and volunteers. Please be patient with us as we may reschedule some appointments and activities. We look forward to being able to see you and serve you in our usual fashion as soon as possible!

South Central Region Board of Directors:

Mandy Anderson, Board Chair | Bill Anderson | Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Arroliga | Andrea Barefield | W. H. (Bill) Brian, Jr. | Diane Brierley | Catalina Cooper | Dr. Bill Cunningham | John Goodrich | Kim Hartz | Pamela Jones | Judge Ed Kinkeade | Erin LaMonte | Dr. Michelle Ludwig | Ralph “Skip” McBride | Nikki Moll | Todd Patterson | Nick Serafy

yellow puppy sitting in the grassRaise a Puppy, Change a Life.

More Texas puppy raisers means more Texans’ lives forever changed. Volunteer puppy raising is a unique way to make an impact in your community and give the gift of independence to someone with a disability. Learn more about becoming a puppy raiser here.

Six dogs lined up next to Kinkeade Campus sign

Canine Companions

at Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus

7710 Las Colinas Ridge
Irving, TX 75063
(214) 259-4700 Voice
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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