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Central Florida Chapter

Canine Companions for Independence
Southeast Region

ABOUT

The Central Florida Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence serves the Central Florida area. Our chapter includes graduates, volunteers, puppy raisers and donors who are enthusiastic about supporting the mission of Canine Companions – providing expertly- trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, free of charge.

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER

If you’re looking for deeper engagement as a Canine Companions volunteer, we encourage you to get involved with our chapter. The Central Florida Chapter is an extension of the Southest Region Training Center. We work to raise awareness, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers and support one another’s work on behalf of the Canine Companions’ mission. If you are interested in working with our chapter, contact us. We’d love to meet you!

EVENTS

Events in the Southeast Region

NEWS AND STORIES

The 25th Annual Tales & Tails Gala

October 23, 2021 • 25 Years of the Tales & Tails Gala.
Join us on Saturday, October 23, 2021 when we celebrate 25 years of independence, teamwork, compassionate service, life-changing service dog teams – and you! We will honor all the people who have made the Tales & Tails Gala magic happen for the past 25 years.

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LEADERSHIP

President

Carol Kallina

Carol has been involved with Canine Companions since 2008 when she received her first Facility Dog Blondie. With her successor Facility Dog Peyton, she has continued to help others improve their independence. Carol wants to give back to the organization that has given so much to others.

Chapter Vice President

Mary Tench

Mary started volunteering as a puppy raiser and quickly became very active in the Central Florida Chapter. She is raising her second puppy, Tango V, who will matriculate in February 2021, and is awaiting puppy number three. Mary is passionate about the mission, the dogs, and the people who have become her “extended family."

Chapter Treasurer

TBD

Chapter Secretary

TBD

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