South Central Training Center

Serving Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

A young girl with blonde hair and glasses lays in the grass with her yellow Labrador service dog. A pink wheelchair is in the background.

The Canine Companions South Central Region opened in 2015. The Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus is located in Irving, Texas and is the first service dog program to be connected to a healthcare system. The campus is named for United States District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who took the lead in bringing the two together. We are proud to lead with independence and enhance the lives of people with disabilities through our expertly trained service dogs.

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

Visit our campus! Public tours are held the last Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. (Note: this is a new day!)

South Central Region Board of Directors:

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

Raise a puppy, change a life.

A young yellow puppy sitting in the grass looking up at handlerVolunteer 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.

Canine Companions at Baylor Scott & White Health - Kinkeade Campus sign with logo

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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Apply to volunteer in the South Central Region.