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Greater Atlanta Chapter

Canine Companions for Independence
Southeast Region


Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter website. Our chapter includes graduates, volunteers, puppy raisers and donors who are enthusiastic about the mission of Canine Companions – providing expertly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, free of charge. We are a volunteer group that supports Canine Companions at the local level by raising public awareness, recruiting new applicants and puppy raisers, and organizing fundraising events.


If you’re looking for deeper engagement as a Canine Companions volunteer, we encourage you to get involved with our chapter. The Atlanta Chapter is an extension of the Southeast Region, located in Orlando, FL. We work to raise awareness, raise funds, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers and support one another’s work on behalf of the Canine Companions’ mission.

We are a lively network filled with opportunities for social engagement, from puppy classes to fundraisers. Beyond the satisfaction of doing good work for Canine Companions, lifelong friendships are often formed among chapter members. If you are interested in working with our chapter, contact us. We’d love to meet you!

Click here for more volunteering opportunities.


Atlanta Chapter Meetings

Please join us and learn more about Canine Companions and how you can get involved. At this time the Atlanta Chapter meets virtually and we would love to have you join us.

When we begin to meet in person again we rotate our meeting locations so it is convenient for everyone in the greater Atlanta area.

Atlanta Chapter Puppy Classes

We are here to help our local puppy raisers. Contact us to learn more.  At this time most training is conducted online but we hope to offer in person training opportunities again soon. 


Events in the Southeast Region


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.