South Central Training Center

Serving the state of Texas

young girl next to assistance dog

The Canine Companions South Central Region opened in 2015 to serve the state of Texas. The Kinkeade Campus at Baylor Scott & White Health is located in Irving, Texas and is the first service dog program to partner with a healthcare system. The campus is named for United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who took the lead in bringing the two together. We look forward to continuing to enhance lives through our expertly trained service dogs in the Lone Star State.

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

Canine Companions continues to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  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 Drake | John Goodrich | Kim Hartz | Pamela Jones | Judge Ed Kinkeade | Erin LaMonte | Dr. Michelle Ludwig | Ralph “Skip” McBride | Nikki Moll | Todd Patterson | Nick Serafy

Raise a puppy, change a life.

puppy running in the grassVolunteer puppy raising is a unique way to make an impact in your community and give the gift of independence to someone with a disability. To learn about becoming a volunteer puppy raiser please click here

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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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